Like many strains produced in Northern California prior to legalization efforts, the history of the Trainwreck strain is somewhat unclear. One origin story includes, two brothers in Northern California who invented the hybrid sometime in the 1970s. However, when a nearby train wreck brought in emergency crews, the brothers were forced to harvest their crops early to avoid detection. Many believe that this is how the strain got its name.
While this story has been floating around for decades, it has never been substantiated. Also, many argue that Trainwreck received its name from its effects, not its origin story. In any case, we do know that Trainwreck became well-known around the Emerald Triangle, a popular area for cannabis cultivation in northern California. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Trainwreck grew in popularity and eventually became a staple of West Coast cannabis strains.
Today, Trainwreck is one of the most popular strains for both recreational and medical users. Its fruity flavor and possible energizing high are great for both cannabis connoisseurs and first-time users. Additionally, Trainwreck is widely available throughout the world, giving millions of people easy access to an already popular strain.