Trainwreck Strain: Everything You Need To Know And More!

Are you a marijuana connoisseur? Or are you a newbie? If you have been doing this for some time now, then you must have come across the Trainwreck strain. But have you tried it yet? If you are new to this, however, it is unlikely that you have come across this strain. So it doesn’t really matter. 

Because I’m here to tell you all about this strain – how does it smell? How does it look? How does it taste? Yes, you read that right. So scroll down and find out all the crazy details about this strain. Sounds great, doesn’t it?

So without wasting any more time, let’s find out about this exotic strain! 

About The Trainwreck Strain: On A Train Ride? 

About The Trainwreck Strain

The Trainwreck strain does precisely that – it takes you on a ride! When I saw the strain for the first time, it felt like I was looking at pure Indica. This is because the trainwreck strain plant grows into a plant that’s wide and short, a characteristic feature that happens to be true for most Indicas. 

But that’s the fun part! Once you light it up, you will understand how much of Sativa exists within the strain. Moreover, the strain is also known for having THC content that exceeds 20%, and as a result, the strain ends up living up to its name. So let’s find out a little more about this strain in detail. 

Keep reading to find out more. 


Most strains have a mysterious origin with no clear evidence as to how it first came into being. It is believed that the Trainwreck strain was bred for the first time in California by Eric Heimstadt in 2000, according to the information provided on the same by Cannabis Pharmacy. But this is where the mystery takes place! 

While some experts date the strain back to the 1980s, others have been saying that the Trainwreck is actually a pretty classical strain that has been around since 1960. Although nobody’s sure about when the strain was first bred or who bred it back then, there’s a general agreement on the location – North Carolina is the home of the trainwreck strain seeds. 


Just like there’s plenty of mystery about the origin of the Trainwreck strain, there are also several ongoing debates over the strain’s name – so why was the Trainwreck strain named so? You will be surprised to know that there is more than one theory behind the unique name of this strain. 

While most people, including me, ardently believe that the name of this strain has everything to do with it’s effects, there are others who wouldn’t quite agree. This is because another theory states that the Trainwreck strain was first grown by a railway station or site and that there was a crash that ultimately resulted in its name. 


There are way too many debates out there about the trainwreck weed strain that the mystery factor only keeps going up for the same. But if there’s one thing I can guarantee you about that strain is what it contains. So what is the strain made up of? 

My research tells me that the trainwreck strain has been made up of a blend of various strains – it’s a hybrid strain of sorts, made up of Afghani, Mexican, and Thai variations. Only one out of these strains actually happens to be made up of Indica, which is responsible for the creative effect, while the high content of Sativa makes it perfect as a medicinal strain. 

It’s All About The Feelings: Effects Of The Trainwreck Strain

Effects Of The Trainwreck Strain

Why worry about the trainwreck strain effects or side effects of any strain for that matter when you can enjoy the effects of the same? Sounds a little confusing? 

Well, you can’t blame me. I think I might still be reeling from the effects of the trainwreck strain, although it has been a little more than 24 hours since my first dose of the trainwreck strain! (I am just kidding…or maybe who knows…I don’t really kiss and tell!)

Tastes Great (Not):

While there are several trainwreck users who love the euphoric high that trainwreck is known for, many complain about its taste. The strain has a deeply earthy, musky, and piney smell. The taste reflects the smell and which is probably why many users don’t approve of the same, describing it as ‘rancid’ and ‘putrid.’

I would call using these adjectives a little exaggerating, but that doesn’t mean the trainwreck strain is a strain that tastes well. But when you think about the high it provides, you can easily make your peace with the bad taste. I know I did! 

High Like Never Before:

The different varieties of the strain, such as the purple trainwreck strain or even the blueberry trainwreck strain, are well-known for the euphoric high the strain provides. However, thanks to the THC content in the strain (about 20% to 25%), the trainwreck strain provides a very potent high. 

Additionally, the Sativa content of the strain is pretty high, and it is probably one of the biggest reasons why people keep coming back! In fact, the Sativa will make you feel uplifted, energetic, euphoric, relaxed, and happy at the same time. However, the Afghani roots might just make things too much to handle for some people.

Anxiety’s My Best Friend:

Like I mentioned in the very beginning, I simply believe in talking about effects first, which I did! But, at the same time, there are a few side effects of the strain that users have felt from time to time. If you are new to this, then it is most likely that you will come across these side effects. 

In fact, it’s better if you don’t start your train wrecking journey with potent variations of the strain like the tropical trainwreck strain or even the rainbow trainwreck strain, for that matter. 

The side effects of the trainwreck strain are as follows, 

  • Dry mouth and even drier eyes. 
  • Deep paranoia.
  • Edgy and anxious.

The Medicinal Benefits Of The Trainwreck Strain:

Benefits Of The Trainwreck Strain

There are several medicinal benefits of the trainwreck strain and its varieties, such as the Arcata Trainwreck strain. The medicinal benefits of the same are as follows,

  1. Treats headaches and pain.
  2. Treats stress and depression.
  3. Treats lack of appetite. 
  4. Treats menstrual cramps and muscle aches.
  5. Treats nausea and insomnia.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What Is Trainwreck Strain Good For?

The Trainwreck strain is used medicinally for treating insomnia, depression, headaches, cramps, muscle aches, lack of appetite, and even nausea. It is also used recreationally amongst cannabis connoisseurs for achieving a euphoric, uplifted, and relaxing high.

2. Is Trainwreck Easy To Grow?

Under a properly regulated and controlled setting, the trainwreck strain can be grown quickly. The flowering period lasts somewhere between 8 to 10 weeks. However, it is more difficult to grow the strain outdoors. 
But if you are able to do that right, you might just end up with an excellent yield, around 25 ounces from every plant. 

3. Is Trainwreck A Good Sativa?

The trainwreck strain is known for producing effects that are relatively more consistent as compared to conventional Sativa in its initial stages. Most users describe the high as euphoric and cerebral, while the effects become more sedating and relaxing with the passage of time. 

4. Is Trainwreck A Good Outdoor Strain?

The trainwreck train grows best in moderate climatic conditions. However, the strain can handle several types of temperature variations and still manage to grow well. 
But it’s best to keep this strain somewhere between 65 degrees to 85 degrees (Fahrenheit). Its vigorous growth and early finish make this strain a great outdoor option. 

Like A Wrecking Ball? Hopefully Not!

The trainwreck strain allbud is a crazy strain if you think about it! However, it’s literally the best of both worlds since the strain is loved by both medicinal users as well as the ones who use the same recreationally. So, if you are a recreational user like me, you can enjoy the euphoria the strain provides. 

And if you are a medicinal user of the same, you can use the strain for treating a number of problems, as I mentioned a while ago. Meanwhile, don’t forget to let me know your thoughts or even experience of the same in the comments below. 

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