Cindy 99 is a locally grown strain by Solace Meds and bought there on 9/12, smoked same day. I will mostly review strains that are grown right here in Fort Collins by the dispensary I’ve bought them from. It’s always nicer to read a review on a strain you can get your hands on in short order.
Type: Sativa dominant
Percentages: THC-A 11.03% D9 .40%
Packaged: Pre-weighed in child proof bottle.
Price: 1 gram – $8.52 on sale with $1.48 tax for a $10 total
Look: Well trimmed, but not a lot of trichomes. That’s to be expected given the low percentage.
Smell: Subtle spicy scent with earthy terpenes. Almost floral. I rather liked the smell as it’s more flowery and light.
Freshness: It was really dry; you could hear snapping when breaking it up. Not sticky at all.
Taste: Oddly, it tastes very little like it smells. Very sharp flavor with a bit of spice. But mostly a chemical taste that reminded me of the cheap cigarettes theatre kids would smoke in high school. Smoked in both water pipe and joint – I found the pipe was less chemically, but still apparent.
Overall: It’s a head high and only a head high. It’s also unobtrusive to the point where you can mostly forget you’re high. It’s a creeper though. It really doesn’t hit for the first 10 minutes or so – give it time, like a good red wine, to open up before you start lighting up more. It took us two pool games before I felt like it decided to arrive.
Eyes: No redness at all.
Munchies: Nope. A little bit of dry mouth, but a couple of sips of soda and it’s gone.
Giggles: None. No motor mouth either.
Touchy-Feely Level: Non-existant.
Sleepies: I could nap, but don’t have to. It’s probably just that it’s a lovely Monday afternoon with perfect weather, rather than the weed. There are some sativas that I simply can’t smoke anywhere near bed if I want to sleep at all that night. This isn’t going to be one of them.
Public Awareness: Totally doable. No one is going to ask you what you’re smoking and you’re going to forget you actually did smoke something.
Productivity: Break out the Excel spreadsheets! Focus is easy and the high doesn’t get in the way of your clarity.
For my first strain review I wanted something sativa dominant with a low percentage, and Cindy 99 delivered. I knew that I’d need to set up the templates I wanted to use, get all the formatting done, and a million other details that have to be done when you’re prepping for long term use. I tend to respond well to low percentage sativas when needing high productivity for mundane things.
While I like the high being unobtrusive and the productivity level I have is great, I’m pretty sure I won’t come back to this strain. Because it may smell lovely, but the taste just isn’t there for me. Which actually made me appreciate the fast burn the dryness produced. However, as a personal preference for an afternoon smoke, I hope for a little more leisurely burn rate to enjoy the bud and ease back into the afternoon work block.
This is where we get to be snobby in Colorado (sorry to my friends still waiting on legalization), but it’s also a Fort Collins thing. Living in the Napa Valley of Beer gets you used to trying a number of really outstanding beers and having to nitpick to find the things that you don’t like about them. And having the surety that among our 21 breweries, you’re going to find something that fits your basics needs as well as have the perfect taste and mouth you want. I’m finding it works the same way with strains and dispensaries. There’s a lot to choose from and you can often find the exact thing you want with a smell and taste that leaves you all smiles. So I’ll keep searching for my favorite get things done smoke.
Cindy 99 is a productive little sativa with nice clarity and focus, but it’s not going to taste great as you smoke it down. It is going to be perfect for getting all the tiny little things checked off your to-do list.