And the verdict is: The shoe fits
If you’re anything like us, the type of individual who likes to read and smoke a lot of weed, then you are often looking for some cannabis to help you stay up late and work on innovative and artistic projects. It’s a need that noobs and those who aren’t everyday consumers couldn’t comprehend, and needless to say, this review is not for them. Nor is it for specialists and professional growers, who probably already know about the strain’s ancestral ties to the immortal Jack Herer, and all of the amazing perks that come with such a pedigree.
We grabbed our ounce of Cinderella 99 from a grower friend in Maine, where it is selling for about $200 an ounce. Closer to Boston, you can find the flower at Sage Naturals in Cambridge, or perhaps in the stash of your pal with the insane West Coast connections, since the sativa-heavy hybrid grows pretty prolifically in Washington and Oregon. I’m fairly sure that I encountered Cindy on my trip to Portland earlier this year, though I’m probably confusing it with any of the several dozen other prizewinners I puffed on during that exquisite visit.
In addition to its candy confection flavor and sweet stench, this goodness goes the distance in the energy department. It isn’t napping weed. It can be working weed, or movie-watching weed, or video game-playing weed, but leave your Cinderella 99 at home if you have plans to spend a slow day in the shade with your lights out. This stink will make you think.
Aesthetically, the nuggets are notably dense, making the strain a favorite among growers. Besides famously high yields, Cinderella is fluffy enough to the touch to warrant light petting, sort of like a short-haired canine. Our batch crushed well in a metal grinder, smoked beautifully in joints and blunts, and burned evenly in one-hitters and pipes alike. We also decarboxylated some flowers to make capsules, and unlike other cocaine-comparable crops that beget buzzkills in edible form, Cinderella seems to have some stamina built into its exceptionally rare composition.
At the same time, I won’t pretend that this is the most functional or practical option available. Roofers, truckers, and operators of commercial equipment in general should steer clear of heavy doses during work hours, as Cindy likes to stick around and doesn’t seem to have a ceiling to her beauty. Unless, of course, said operator happens to be on vacation and is looking for a heady, powerful sativa hybrid tooled for maximum creative output. In that case, be sure to point them to this write-up.
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