Purple Trainwreck is a balanced hybrid best suited for pain management or zoning out. The Sativa/Indica hybrid has multiple therapeutic targets including anxiety, depression, and pain.
The strain is a cross of Mendocino Purps and Trainwreck. The Trainwreck strain is Sativa-dominant for mind effects while Mendo Purps has the Indica profile and works on the body. Their offspring, Purple Trainwreck, carries a combination of their best traits.
The Purple Trainwreck strain has a purple appearance and lemon/berry smell. Some people note a green and crystalized appearance with a spicy aroma.
Lab tests show above average THC content of 24% – 30%. Purple Trainwreck is high in alpha-pinene terpene, which is one way to identify it from other strains. Terpenes, in general, are a reliable way to distinguish strains.
Jeff Raber is the President of the Werc Shop in Los Angeles, a cannabis testing facility. He told High Times magazine, “A terpene analysis is like a fingerprint. It can tell you if it’s the same strain under different names. We can see strains going by different names that have the same terpene profile. We now know those strains are identical.”
People rely on Purple Trainwreck for multiple medical uses including pain, nausea, glaucoma, migraines, cancer, and epilepsy. Users report euphoric and energetic effects combined with pain relief. Some say that the effects are long-lasting and often lead to sleep. Due to its long-lasting effect, medical patients can dose at night, and expect lingering pain relief or symptom relief in the morning.
For recreational users, Purple Trainwreck is versatile. The uplifting mood is suitable for day-time use as a passenger on a road trip, or for a cerebral, creative mood doing an art project. The indica side of the strain works for friends hanging in the hot tub, watching a movie, meditating, or drifting off to dream land.
People have reported an immediate mental effect that moved very quickly into a lethargic, stoned state. Others say that Purple Trainwreck has targeted pain relief, not just a general dissipation of pain, but a specific body part or area that felt better.
A balanced hybrid for the medical and recreational user, Purple Trainwreck has abilities to satisfy both. The strain works in the mind and the body to produce both joy and calm, pain relief, and eventually peaceful sleep.