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About Silver Train
Silver Train is a pungent sativa-dominant hybrid that’s sure to speed up users’ thinking and energy. This bud is a cross between the popular Trainwreck and the highly resinous Super Silver Haze. It offers an aromatic, diesel-tinged smoke to accompany its long-lasting effects. Silver Train’s THC content has been measured at between 17% and 24%.
Flowers of Silver Train tend to be smaller than average, holding together in tight, pebbly clusters when trimmed. These popcorn-like buds have a chunky and roughly globular shape as well as a seemingly hybridized indica/sativa internal structure with a solid core but spindly leaves that twist loosely away from other another at their edges. These wispy leaves themselves are a muted shade of olive green and are set off by bright orange pistils. Dewy-looking, translucent trichomes finish off these flowers, covering all visible surfaces and accounting for the “silver” in the strain’s name.
An initial whiff of Silver Train’s cured flowers is likely to pick up on the fresh scent of pine. Closer inspection may detect a sweet citrus-like aroma as well. Meanwhile, when these little nuggets are broken apart or ground up, they yield more of an astringent gasoline odor. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Silver Train burns with a heavy smoke that may be harsh, triggering watery eyes or a coughing fit. On the exhale, this smoke tastes sweet with a bit of a peppery kick.
Silver Train speeds out of the station almost immediately after ingestion, hitting smokers with a palpable headrush. Strange sensations may occur, like an increased pulse around the eyes and temples or some flushing in the cheeks. As these physical tics become more familiar, though, consumers are likely to find their thoughts moving more quickly than usual; ideas may jump from one to the next in a kind of rapid free association, illuminating previously unseen connections between thoughts or concepts. Similarly, Silver Train can make one’s thoughts seem to take on a new intensity or significance. This cerebral feeling can spill over into chattiness for those sharing this bud in social situations.
As time passes, Silver Train’s more physically-focused effects may become apparent. Although the strain is unlikely to weigh consumers down with outright sedation or couch-lock, it may take the edge off of any lingering stress or muscular tension. In fact, Silver Train’s unique combination of mental stimulation and physical relaxation can make it a powerful aphrodisiac (given the right circumstances and company, of course). Otherwise, this bud’s buzzy energy can be put to use with other pursuits involving complex coordination, including dancing, exercising, and gaming. Fortunately for those looking to stay productive or carry on conversations, Silver Train’s mental lucidity persist for the duration of the high. Because of its mostly upbeat properties, this strain is recommended for daytime (or even wake-and-bake) consumption.
Silver Train’s recreational versatility can have several applications for medical cannabis patients as well. Its sense of focus can be a concentration aid for those with attention deficit disorders. Its positive mood, meanwhile, can temporarily lift the clouds of mild to moderate stress and depression. On the physical end of the spectrum, this strain may dull chronic, disease-related aches and pains, as well as headaches, cramps, or other discomforts due to inflammation. Its tendency to bring about the munchies may even stoke the appetite for those struggling with diminished hunger due to invasive treatments like chemotherapy. Because it comes with a fairly high risk of recursive, obsessive thinking, Silver Train is not recommended for patients who are prone to paranoia or who have a low THC tolerance.
Seeds of Silver Train are not available for sale online. Those looking to grow the strain at home should obtain clippings, which can be fostered as “clones.” Plants can be cultivated indoors or out, although outdoor success calls for a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Although there is little information available on best practices for growing this strain, its sativa-influenced buds suggest that plants can be somewhat tall and may require occasional pruning for indoor growers. These flowers also suggest that crops are ready for harvest within a relatively long 9 to 10 weeks.
A high-powered sativa that’s right at home in a variety of daytime settings, Silver Train is a must-try for fans of it grandparent strain Haze. The bud’s complex flavor profile may also be of interest to terpene connoisseurs.