Strain Review: Blueberry Trainwreck by Exotic Farms in Washington State
Also known as Blue Trainwreck or Blue Wreck, this strain is a Sativa-dominant hybrid. According to Leafly.com, Blue Trainwreck is a cross between Blueberry (Indica) and Trainwreck (Sativa-dominant hybrid). It is used to help with stress, pain, headaches, nausea, and spasticity (i.e., stiff and/or tense muscles that impair movement). I paid $20 for 3.5-grams at Locals Canna House in Spokane Valley, Washington.
Usually, I go into a dispensary with a strain and/or product in mind. However, the night I purchased Blue Trainwreck — Thursday, January 10th — was the night before my scheduled laparoscopy surgery. I was nervous and a little scatterbrained. I think I spent 20-minutes wandering around the shop before I decided to just get in line and talk to a Budtender.
I told the Budtender that I was looking to spend $20 or less on a strain that came in flower form. Although she brought out 4-strains for me to choose from, I was sold as soon as she said, “Blueberry Trainwreck”. Before that night, I had tried Trainwreck and Blueberry as individual strains. Blueberry was the first strain I ever purchased at a dispensary; but, Trainwreck was the first strain I ever bought to try to help manage my ADHD symptoms. I had had a pleasant experience with both strains so I was excited to see what they could do when they were put together.
Unfortunately, for safety reasons, I was not allowed to consume cannabis for 24-hours before my scheduled surgery time. As a result, I chose to wait until after my surgery was over. I got home mid-afternoon on Friday, January 11th, but chose to wait to smoke later that night. Partly because of the effects of anesthesia, and partly because my throat was still sore from being intubated while I was under general anesthesia.
As soon as I opened the bag, a strong blueberry smell greeted my nostrils. After taking a moment to stop and smell the flowers — literally — I ground a small bit of the flower to my preferred consistency, loaded up the bowl of my favorite bong, and took a few generous hits. It didn’t take long for the effects of Blueberry Trainwreck to kick in.
Almost immediately, I felt calm and relaxed. The uncomfortable pressure in my abdomen seemed to lessen, and my sore throat — from being intubated — faded away. A few minutes later, I started to feel hungry for the first time since I had gotten home. I also felt like I was able to concentrate a little better. In fact, I wrote the first draft of my outline for this article that night! Not to bad for someone how had just undergone major surgery, huh?
Thankfully, Blueberry Trainwreck did not take away my self-awareness or my logical reasoning. I didn’t spend a ton of time prepping the outline to my article that night. Instead, I made a few solid notes and then put myself on bedrest for the rest of the night.
Yesterday, I smoked more of Blueberry Trainwreck after taking my prescribed post-operation pain medication. Blueberry Trainwreck really seemed to counteract the wooziness that my medication caused/causes. It was nice because I actually felt like I could get up and go to the bathroom without losing my balance. I was also able to remove the 3-day motion sickness patch from behind my ear. My pre-op nurse had placed it behind my ear before I went into surgery. She warned me, however, that if I touched it and then my eyes, I might have blurry vision and dilated pupils. She said that if I did happen to accidentally touch my eyes after touching the patch, that I should rinse my eyes and remove the patch. And guess who kept accidentally touching the patch because it was itchy? Yup. Blueberry Trainwreck was a blessing because it helped me manage my motion sickness without worrying about that scary patch.