Appropriately named for its sometimes sedative qualities, Shipwreck is a mystery among cannabis lovers. Unknown breeders have crossed Trainwreck with Mothership to produce a sativa-dominant strain that will take you up on a cloud then plunge you deep to the ocean floor. Hard to find yet easy to grow, it's become a fan favorite for those who have tried it.
You may think that Shipwreck will go easy on you with an average of 15% THC, but that couldn't be farther from the truth. These neon green and purple buds are coated in sticky resin and ensure that you're going to have one heck of a voyage. A bold combination of diesel and dank notes, this strain blends spice, citrus, and skunk to create a smoke that only true connoisseurs would enjoy.
Shipwreck's effects seem as if they'll be permanent, with a high that lasts for hours on end. Unlike a vessel that will never be retrieved from the sea, you'll eventually return to normal, but not before experiencing a strong body buzz and a euphoric sense of calm. Despite the fact that sativa genetics are slightly more prominent here, many find that they relax quite quickly and are able to get a good night of sleep after a few hits. Others note a fleeting sense of productivity before succumbing to Shipwreck's wiles.
It's true that lower levels of THC aren't often the first choice for medical users, however Shipwreck's ability to send your body into heavy tingles is the exception to that rule. General bouts of pain including headaches, inflammation, or sore muscles are washed away while the strain's cerebral effects combat stress and depression. Again, depending on your particular genetic makeup, you may find this strain to be a bit of an upper or you could melt into full relaxation pretty quickly. Test it out on a day when you have nothing to do just to make sure you know what to expect in the future.
While this plant will survive indoors, Shipwreck longs to be outside and is an ideal strain for first-time growers. Flowering in 9 to 10 weeks, you'll be gifted with sticky and fragrant buds. While that all sounds good and fine, finding seeds is another story, as this strain is incredibly rare and may not ever grace your garden no matter how hard you try.
We've been refraining from making treasure hunting jokes but just can't resist - Shipwreck is literally a chest full of gold just waiting to be found. If you do happen to locate some at a local shop, don't tell anyone and buy as much as you can. That's what you'd do with pirate's booty, right? Smoke a little for a nice afternoon or smoke a lot to get absolutely wrecked; the choice is yours.