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Wreckage is a powerful sativa hybrid that packs a double punch with both psychoactivity and flavor. The strain is a cross between fragrant S.A.G.E. and notorious sativa Trainwreck. Wreckage is the brainchild of prolific breeder TH Seeds, purveyors of A-Train and DarkStar. Better for daytime than evening consumption, botanical testing has found its THC content to vary between 14% and 21%.
Wreckage impresses with small to medium-size buds that have irregular chunky shapes. The buds appear to be more sativa than indica in structure, with long leaves that twist loosely outward from their central stems and away from each other. These leaves are a deep shade of forest green and are twisted through with rust-colored pistils. Finally, a sprinkling of cloudy white trichomes covers these buds and makes them very difficult to break up without the help of a grinder.
Sweet citrus is the dominant aroma that wafts up from cured buds of Wreckage. Closer inspection reveals some dank, earthy flavors hiding underneath. Grinding up these flowers releases a minty scent that has a harsh chemical edge. When it’s burnt, Wreckage’s smoke is smooth going in and tastes toasty and herbal on the exhale, with a lingering taste of mint.
Very shortly after ingesting this strain’s pleasantly rich smoke users are animated by a newfound energy and some surprising physical sensations. A rush of blood to the head may bring a slight twitching in the temples or around the eyes, while flushing of the cheeks is also possible. Once adjusted to these phenomena, smokers are able to devote more attention to their thoughts, which tend to take on an intense and fast-paced quality. Ideas and concepts that might not otherwise hold interest can suddenly become fascinating. Additionally, certain thoughts can spark a surprising chain of mental associations that lends itself to free-flowing conversation in the right set and setting. For users who are properly motivated (and prepared), this mental stimulation can be a good way to accomplish complicated, task-based work, as well as open-ended creative projects. Some light exercise like jogging can be another fun way to burn off the surge of energy that comes with Wreckage. After some time, the strain’s upbeat effects begin to subside, even as the mind remains active. Some subtle signs of relaxation may set in, including a heaviness in the limbs or a strong sense of time moving more slowly. These effects are not likely to trigger an extensive bout of couchlock, but it may take away from any prior motivation to get through a long to-do list. In this new state, users are likely to engage in more passive activities like reading a book or watching TV. This relaxing but still lucid state that characterizes Wreckage’s backend can also be a fun way to unwind after a long day, either alone or with friends. Because of its slow dip in energy levels, Wreckage is best consumed during the afternoon or evening; those waking and baking with this bud should be prepared for some sluggishness after a few hours.
Wreckage’s versatile effects can have several applications for medical cannabis patients. Its mental acuteness can help those with attention deficit disorders. The strain’s upbeat properties may also temporarily help those with mild to moderate stress and depression. Wreckage’s limited physical effects, meanwhile, can help to relieve pain, whether it’s temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like arthritis or fibromyalgia. Some anti-inflammatory properties can take care of common irritations like cramps or nausea. Because it can cause some obsessive, introspective thinking, Wreckage is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or paranoia or who have a low THC tolerance.
For those growing cannabis at home, TH Seeds has made seeds of Wreckage available online. It can be grown indoors or out, although successful outdoor cultivation calls for a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. These plants can grow to be somewhat tall; those growing indoors may want to trim back their crops to fit in limited spaces. Wreckage flowers within 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors and offers a moderate yield of flowers come harvest time.
Wreckage is a good option for sativa fans who don’t want to be overwhelmed by cerebral energy. If you break it out in public, be ready for its strange aroma to turn some heads.