Are you considering using marijuana as a form of medication and unsure of what you should use ? If this is the case, it can be hard to choose the correct strain that will fit your needs the best. You’re probably asking yourself that question ‘which strain of marijuana will best serve my needs ?’ There are two main parts to the marijuana plant. These are what are known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Each of these have different effects on the individual. From what you hear in the media, it is said that the high CBD marijuana strains assist better with medical conditions than THC. This is not always the case since there have been reports of many positive effects of the THC. There are also some strains high in CBD meant specifically for medical use. One of these strains which is good for recreational but some medical purpose’s as well is called Train Wreck. Here we’ll cover where it comes from, how it’s used, the effects, and what it can be used for. Ready to learn more ? Let’s get started.
Indica: 10 %
Sativa 90 %
THC: 20 %
CBD: less than 1%
The strain has a higher level of THC (20%) when compared to the level of CBD (less than 1%) making it a strain that is good for recreational purpose’s. Even though the CBD levels in this strain are lower when compared to the THC, the CBD still has some effects as well. The strain is a hybrid between three different strains, two of which are sativa dominant, with the other being indica dominant. These include: Thai (Sativa), Mexican (Sativa), and Afghani (Indica) strains. It is said to have been started in the 1970s in California by two brothers and got it’s name due to a train wreck that occurred near to where the strain was being grown. Since they didn’t want to get caught for growing something illegal, they were forced to harvest the crop early. Hence, the name train wreck. Different strains of marijuana can be used for different purpose’s weather it is medical or recreational. So what are some good uses for this strain ?
Since this strain is higher in THC as opposed to CBD, it is probably used for more recreational purpose’s, but the CBD effects that are seen when this strain is used can have their place in medical use for some conditions as well. The Train Wreck strain is effective in helping conditions such as: PTSD, ADHD, and general stress. The strain may also help with epilepsy or seizures as well, but this would probably depend on the individuals’ response to the strain. Since mental and emotional stress may be a trigger for many individuals’ with some conditions mentioned such as anxiety or depression, the level of relaxation and uplift that this strain brings could explain why it is of such assistance. For the individual with seizures, whether it is actually epileptic and of a chemical imbalance, or what is known as a non epileptic event, the relaxation felt and stress relief could be of assistance for either condition. More research should be done to scientifically show how this exactly works, since these effects are based only on testimony of individuals’ which have experience in using the strain. The levels of THC and CBD in different strains will determine the level of effects that are seen, with the specific strains. So what are some effects that this strain has ?
What effects does it have ?
When using this strain, it is good for it’s effects that come from the levels of THC that it has. One thing that anyone using this strain should be aware of is the fact that the effects are known to occur at a very fast rate. It has been reported that taking only a few inhales of this strain if smoking or vaping can lead to the strong effects that this strain has. This includes both a cerebral effect, and a sense of high physically. When first exposed to this strain, you will experience a cerebral high with an uplifting feeling. This brings with it a euphoric feeling, along with a sense of mood enhancement as well. This will also allow for creativity, followed by a long-lasting body high, and deep sense of relaxation. Because of the intensity of the strain, you will probably experience a couch lock effect where you’ll have to lay down or sit somewhere until the effects wear off. This could take up to a few hours. Concerning this effect, it has been named a crusher sativa mold since it has been reported by many to be incapacitating concerning both mental and physical effects. These effects are positive both recreational and medically, but some negative side effects that have been reported include things such as dry mouth and eyes, and even paranoia and anxiety if too much is consumed although this is not common. This is why anyone should listen to their body and be able to know when they’ve had enough, for both the beginner, and the experienced user. So who benefits the most from using this strain ?
Who Should Use the strain ?
As previously mentioned, this strain has a higher level of THC when compared to the CBD, bringing with it a very intense level of high, followed by a moderate to deep feeling of relaxation. The amount of THC in this strain is considered to be on the moderate to higher side when compared to other strains. Because of the intensity of the high and relaxation that is experienced, it is better to be used by those with more experience. You should only be cautious of the speed at which these effects take place. With the effects acting quickly, it would be best to consume only a small amount at a time, even though a higher quantity may not effect the experienced individual as much. Also, anyone that thinks they may benefit in treating any of the previous conditions mentioned such as ADHD, PTSD, or general stress could try this strain as well.
When should it be used ?
Since this strain can bring with it an increase in your level of relaxation, along with an intense high, it is a great strain to use any time during the day when you need to relax. This may be in the evening after a stressful day, or during the day when you have no where to go and can be at home. For the inexperienced, you should start by using it only while at home until you know specifically how it’s going to effect you. With the increase in focus and relaxation that the strain brings, it may also be good when you’re at an event where you can chill and relax, especially due to the couch lock effect that it can have. These are only some examples of different situations in which this strain would be good to use. There are numerous ways that any strain of marijuana can be used, so what is the best way to use this strain ?
How to use it
There are many forms of CBD and THC which come from the marijuana plant. This includes: smoking, vaping, capsules, and oils. The best way to get the total effect of either the CBD or THC of the plant is to use it in it’s original form through smoking or vaping. Although the capsules as oils may be effective, this is not the same as when smoking or vaping. When using this strain, you should expect to experience a very lemon-lime, spicy and menthol type smell and taste. You should expect the aroma and taste to be strong and potent as well. Most of the time, you’ll probably purchase the product from a grower, but if you choose to use marijuana in the form of buds for smoking and you know you’ll be using it for a while, you may want to consider growing it yourself since it may be less expensive in the long run.
Raising the strain
For anyone just beginning to grow their own strains of marijuana, this strain is more suited for the individual with an intermediate to high level of experience in this, but here are a few factors that may help if you are inexperienced. As is with any strain, this strain can be grown either indoors or outside, and growing it indoors does not limit you to when it can be grown. In order to do this, you’ll need some equipment in order to get the most out of the plants. While growing the strain outdoors, it takes about 8-10 weeks to grow, with the harvest being in early October. When grown indoors, this can be done at any times given the correct environment. When grown indoors, you should expect around 500 grams per square meter, while if grown outdoors you would get around 700 g per square meter. Although you may get a higher yield growing outdoors, the best option for this strain is probably to grow it indoors since certain techniques seem to fit this strain. One growing technique that is used and has been shown to be effective is known as scrogging which stands for screen of green. This is where a screen canopy is used above the strain being grown in order to train the plant. It helps increase the stability of the strain and allows the lighting to be more effective, giving you the best results for the fewest plants. As with any strain, the seeds may be hard to find, and depending on the laws in your area, obtaining the seeds may have to be done through other options. Two known distributors of these seeds are Green house Seeds, and Humboldt Seeds.
The ratios of THC to CBD for the Train Wreck strain of marijuana is higher in THC (20%) than it is in CBD (less than 1%) but it can be used for both medical and recreational purpose’s. Medically it helps with things such as depression, stress, PTSD, ADHD, acute and chronic pain, headaches, and possibly seizures. The strain also has been shown to have a very intense and fast acting effect concerning one’s level of focus and creativity, followed by a deep level of relaxation. This makes it great for using during the day when you have nothing to do, or in the evening after a stressful day. The strain can also be used by either the beginner or experienced individual, but because of the level of intensity, it is more suitable for the experienced user. Anyone experienced in using this strain that would to comment can do so below, and if you have any questions feel free to ask.