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According to popular belief, Trainwreck was created by two brothers in Northern California during the late 1970s. Some claim a trainwreck occurred near where it was first bred and cultivated, forcing the growers to get rid of their crops quickly. It is thought this is where the name Trainwreck originated.

Its origins are a mixture of landrace cannabis strains like Thai and Mexican sativas and Afghani indicas. It is an old strain, reaching back to the 1970s, and has an aura of mystery.

However, experienced cannabis users report needing a few hits to feel the full effects of this sativa-dominant hybrid strain when heating and inhaling.

This strain is known for its earthy, floral, and pine flavor and moderate THC levels of around 18%. Many also claim it has a spicy taste, a bit like pepper.

Because this strain has brain-stimulating effects, it can produce heightened feelings of paranoia among users. Be sure to consume Trainwreck around trusted friends who can help if the effects are overpowering.

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Strain types

  • 90%Sativa
  • 10%Indica


  • Lemon
  • Menthol
  • Pine


  • Earthy
  • Pepper
  • Pine


  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Humulene

  • Myrcene

  • Pinene



Trainwrecks has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Comfort
  • Creativity
  • Euphoria
  • Happiness
  • Mental Stimulation
  • Pain Relief

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Anxiety
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Paranoia

Trainwreck is a popular sativa-dominant hybrid cannabis strain. Spicy and peppery, trainwreck is famous for its intense cerebral high, making users euphoric, enhancing mood, and helping with conditions like ADHD and chronic pain.

Some side effects include paranoia, anxiety, dizziness, and the common effects of dry mouth and dry eyes.

Though Trainwreck is sativa dominant, it also displays its indica effects, meaning that it has a numbing, warm buzz in addition to the sativa effects like euphoria and increased energy. This indica buzz makes it suitable for alleviating chronic pain symptoms.

Medical Applications

Trainwreck has been shown to relieve the effects of multiple physical and mental health conditions.
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Cannabis contains several compounds (THC, CBD, myrcene, linalool, humulene) that can aid relaxation and help one get to sleep.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional

Low doses of cannabis can help improve mood.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System



growing strains

The Trainwreck marijuana strain is versatile, enjoying indoor and outdoor growing environments. It can be grown from clones or seeds in dry warmth. One important thing to remember is that trainwreck plants can grow extremely tall and bushy and must be grown somewhere they can reach their full potential.

Indoor growing environments can have high yields — up to 18 ounces of weed per square meter of planting. But outdoor plants tend to have even greater yields — up to 25 ounces per plant.

Late harvesting, this strain tends to be ready around the end of October or early November.


Trainwreck can grow incredibly tall. These plants have been reported to grow up to 15 feet high.

Humidity and Temperature

Trainwreck enjoys a humidity level of 80% to prevent mold and mildew and grows best in a moderate climate. Though it has a high tolerance for a range of temperatures, the ideal temperature range for this strain is around 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit.


Trainwreck has an average flowering time of eight to 10 weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Trainwreck strain good for?

Giving users a strong mental high, trainwreck strain suits those seeking an uplifting, soaring high tempered by the warm buzz of the 10% indica content. Helping alleviate feelings of pain and symptoms of conditions like ADHD, PTSD, and migraines, Trainwreck provides comprehensive benefits.

Is the Trainwreck strain an indica or a sativa?

Trainwreck is a sativa-dominant hybrid cannabis strain with 90% sativa genetics, but the 10% indica has a strong presence. Expect a heavy undercurrent to the stimulating sativa high.

How does the Trainwreck strain make you feel?

Users most commonly report feeling at ease and upbeat. Expect to feel euphoria mixed with intense cerebral activity. Users should also experience the warm, pain-numbing effects of indica content. This is celebrated for helping users settle into the night and helping with insomnia. Trainwreck is a great afternoon/evening strain.

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