My local dispensary doesn’t seem to have a lot of sales. Or maybe they do, but it’s usually the same things, $10 off an eighth or something similar, nothing very signifigant. While browsing their website last week something caught my eye: Funky Monkey Purple Trainwreck, $250 for 28g. That includes taxes. Here in Southern Illinois the “normal” price for an eighth is still $75, so $250 an ounce is cheap. Dirt cheap. I couldn’t let that deal pass me by, so I jumped on it.
I’ve been smoking it exclusively for about 4 days now and am ready to give my report. For starters, the THC level on this is around 18%, which is pretty low for me. When given options I always go for the strain with the highest THC. Having said that, I’ve had a few good experiences with low THC strains in the past, so I don’t let THC level scare me away, either.
Purple Trainwreck is a hybrid. If you’re new to my blog, Sativas and some Sativa-heavy hybrids can negatively affect me. Sometimes it’s paranoia: what if the neo-nazi that lives across the street decides to go on a shooting spree? Other times it’s something else: I could be dying of cancer right now and not even know it. That’s not paranoia, that’s just a fact. My mind can go to some pretty dark places, is my point, and this makes for an unpleasant high. I am happy to report that so far I’ve not had any negative reactions to the Sativa in this. Quite the opposite. I’ve been having those creative and uplifting highs that I read about but seldom achieve.
If I had any complaints, it would be that the body buzz effect of the Indica isn’t as strong or long-lasting as I’d prefer. I chalk that up to the low THC level. Because of this, I find myself smoking a little more than I normally would to compensate. This definitely feels like a “get high then get to work” strain, there’s no couch-lock with Purple Trainwreck for me.
Overall I’m very happy with Purple Trainwreck and would happily buy it again, for $250 per ounce. Would I feel the same way if this was $600 per ounce? I don’t know. If you’re looking for something that knocks you on your ass, this isn’t it. If you like a milder high with a creative Sativa boost and a gentle Indica body buzz that won’t knock you out, give this a try. But I’ll be honest, when I’m paying full-price for weed, I want something that will knock me on my ass.