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Quick info

Distinctive terpenes
Terpinolene, limonene, pinene
Helps with
Pain, stress, depression
Ease of growing
When to use






Sativa Indica

Effects & Usage



Trainwreck was created by blending three landrace strains: two sativas and an indica. Its sativa-dominant lineage shines through in a major way, delivering an intensely euphoric, happy, uplifting, and creative cerebral high. At the same time, the strain also features 1% CBG and retains the typical effects of its indica roots, producing a calming, full-body buzz that’s perfect for relaxing after a long day.

With its 17% average THC content, Trainwreck is an excellent tool for pain relief and mood boost with all-around feel-good vibes. This balanced hybrid is a long-time favourite among both medical and recreational smokers.


While Trainwreck’s name might suggest/bring to mind a total wreck of your brain on the strain, this hybrid truly affects you in a balanced way.

The sativa effects kick in first, starting with a rush of euphoria, joy and creativity. The mood-lifting properties are aided here by terpinolene, one of the terpenes in Trainwreck, believed to have uplifting properties.

Within a short time, the indica lineage also makes itself felt. Complemented by the analgesic pinene, pains will quickly melt into the background. Your body will deeply relax, and you won’t feel like moving much. Therefore, it makes for a perfect bud for lazy weekend afternoons, chill evenings with friends or after work when you need to unwind.

You can try its famous child, Pineapple Express, or Jack Herer for similar effects with slightly more energy and less couchlock.


A variety of medicinal marijuana users value Trainwreck. Chronic pain, arthritis, and migraine sufferers may appreciate the strain’s ability to temporarily numb pain, while its relaxing properties can also help with muscle spasms. In addition, the uplifting effects of the bud may help deal with conditions such as anxiety and mood disorders.

However, Trainwreck can also contribute to feelings of paranoia, and responsible use is essential, especially if you are consuming it for mental health issues. Start slowly and increase the dosage gradually if necessary.

Side effects

Trainwreck’s side effects are not that intense, but they may still feel unpleasant, with feelings of paranoia and dizziness, along with dry eyes reported by some users. It may also cause slight confusion, resulting in an unpleasant experience. Always consume cannabis responsibly to minimise the risk of experiencing bad side effects.

Due to Trainwreck’s relaxing and sedating properties, it is best smoked by afternoon/evening.

Taste & Smell


Trainwreck’s elongated pale green nuggets may look usual, but their flavour and aroma are far from ordinary. Fresh pine notes mixed with lemon and spicy undernotes aroma make for an enjoyable sensation that is so potent it can fill up any room. Keep this in mind if you are concerned about privacy.

The flower’s taste is similarly complex, with piney and earthy notes being more prominent as you inhale and a lingering fresh citrus burst with a hint of spice on your lips.



Hailing all the way back into the 1970s, Trainwreck was created in Northern California in the famous Emerald Triangle. Crossing three landraces: Mexican and Thai sativas with an Afghani indica, resulted in a hybrid of a 2:1 sativa-indica ratio hybrid.

The most likely hypothesis for the strain’s name is that a train accident happened near the weed’s cultivation, forcing the growers to remove the crops quickly.

Growing conditions

Trainwreck takes around 8 to 10 weeks to flower and is naturally mould-, mildew- and disease-resistant. It can be successfully grown indoors and outdoors as long as it is shielded from the rain. However, a challenging aspect of growing Trainwreck is how tall the plants tend to get. While they reach, on average, 1.8-2.2m, there have been records of some measuring up to 4 metres. Indoor growers need to regularly trim the plant to make sure it does not get burned by the sources of light.

When grown successfully, it can offer generous yields – between 400-500 grams per square metre indoors and up to 700 grams per plant outdoors.