Purple Wreck is an indica-dominant hybrid with the power to impress even experienced cannabis consumers. A cross between the very popular sativa Trainwreck and colorful, aromatic Purple Urkle, Purple Wreck was created by prolific breeders DNA Genetics, the producers of Chocolope and LA Confidential. With a strong, relaxing body high and a bold flavor to boot, Purple Wreck is a great choice for end-of-day use. Cannabis testing lab Analytical 360 has found samples of the strain to have THC levels from 10% to a whopping 31%.
Purple Wreck sets itself apart with large, well-formed flowers. These buds look like mini Christmas trees, tapering down from a broad base into a pointed tip. Their structure appears to a hybrid of indica and sativa influences — although compact and dense on the interior, the leaves spiral outward at the exterior with a fluffy texture. These leaves themselves are the strain’s real showstopper, wowing consumers with a mottled mix of olive green, lavender, and violet. These purple hues come about when anthocyanin pigments in the strain’s genetics are activated by colder than average weather. Finally, sticky white trichomes cover all surfaces of these large nuggets, makes them appear dewy and icy.
When properly cured, Purple Wreck gives off a sweet, vegetal odor, somewhat like hay. Lurking underneath these top notes are some notes of grape and berry. Grinding up these solid flowers yields a rich, diesel-like scent. When it is burnt, Purple Wreck gives off a smooth and pleasant smoke that tastes like berry on the exhale with some hints of sap. Notably, any discernible grape odors or flavors are incidental to the strain’s purple hues; while its color is determined by pigments, its aroma is dictated by different compounds called terpenes.
Purple Wreck is a creeper that may take anywhere from 5 to 15 to begin unveiling its effects. At first, smokers may feel a throbbing around the eyes and temples. Once adjusted to these effects, though, it’s smooth sailing. Consumers describe a strong feeling of well-being and emotional uplift. Overextended brains are easily distracted from the stresses and preoccupations of the day, suddenly absorbed by more transitory phenomena like bright lights or resonant sounds. Thanks to the Trainwreck in its background, Purple Wreck exerts some sativa mental energy and alertness. This mental stimulation is not especially cerebral, though, and may not be well-suited to complex, work-related tasks. Instead, smokers can enjoy creative liberty, simply able to daydream and bask in this strain’s warm glow. Purple Wreck’s main attraction is its therapeutic body high, which sets in gradually, first sending waves of relaxation through the core and limbs and eventually numbing (and maybe even disorienting) consumers. Any muscular tension may be suddenly relieved, while deep, restorative breathing may come more easily. As the high progresses, this section can become more and more intense. Couchlock and drowsiness are real possibilities under the right circumstances. Because of Purple Wreck’s slow drop in energy levels, it is best reserved for late afternoon to evening use.
Purple Wreck’s versatile properties can also have applications for medical cannabis patients. The strain’s sense of positivity and lightness can provide temporary relief from the symptom of stress, depression, and anxiety. This bud’s slow-moving body melt can also be an effective treatment for chronic, disease-related pain, as well as minor irritations like headaches and nausea. In high enough doses (and sufficiently comfortable conditions), Purple Wreck can even lull insomniacs to sleep. Because it is unlikely to trigger episodes of obsessive, recursive thinking, this strain is a good option for those who are prone to panic or paranoia.