Silver Cindy is a sativa-leaning strain created by Boulder-based growers Colorado Seed Inc. Rather than Cinderella 99, as its name might suggest, this hybrid is descended from Rebel God Smoke and Silver Back. In addition to a stunning display of trichomes, Silver Cindy surprises users with long-lasting mental stimulation. Its THC content has been measured at between 17% and 19%.
Silver Cindy is distinguished by its large and well-formed flowers. Once trimmed, these buds have an elongated and slightly tapered shape, somewhat like miniature cypress trees. Their internal structure hews more indica, with a solid core composed of small, tightly-coiled leaves. These leaves themselves are a dark shade of forest green, with some of the strain's phenotypes boasting patches of pale blue and purple as well. Finally, the $$silver$$ in Silver Cindy's name arrives in the form of glittering, metallic-looking trichomes.
When properly cured, Silver Cindy gives off a predominantly fruity aroma, with hints of berry and citrus. A second whiff may pick up on an underlying earthiness. When these solid flowers are broken up or ground into a powder, they give off more of a spicy, peppery odor. Meanwhile, burning the buds gives off a surprisingly smooth and easily inhaled smoke. On the exhale this smoke has a sweet, musky flavor.
As with many other sativa-dominant strains, Silver Cindy takes effect rather quickly, exerting its head-focused effects sometimes before consumers have even had a chance to exhale. At first, smokers may feel an increase in pressure around the temples and cheekbones; some flushing in the cheeks is also possible. As these sensations become more familiar, though, users may notice a marked uptick in their thought processes. Ideas may seem to take on a new intensity or significance, while a freely associative mode of thinking can illuminate unanticipated connections or similarities between certain concepts. For some, this cerebral mindset may allow for extended work on detail tasks or problem-solving scenarios. For others, Silver Cindy can inspire productivity on creative tasks or brainstorming sessions.
Even as this strain's high wears on, its mental edge persists, unimpeded by any physical sedation. In fact, consumers of Silver Cindy may find that they have excess reserves of energy that can be burnt off with activities like exercise -- or, given the right kind of company, sex. This buzzy bud can be an especially fun way to enjoy a trip through the great outdoors, opening your eyes to the wonder of the natural world. For smokers who aren't feeling quite as ambitious or motivated, though, Silver Cindy can simply provide a pleasant hum of thoughtfulness as they go about an otherwise ordinary day. When shared in social situations, this strain may spark camaraderie and free-flowing conversation. Because of its mostly wide-awake vibes, Silver Cindy is recommended for daytime consumption.
Silver Cindy's activated effects can also have several applications for medical cannabis patients. Its cerebral energy may aid long-term focus for those with attention deficit disorders. Its present and positive mood may also temporarily improve the difficult symptoms of stress or depression. Silver Cindy's physical effects are somewhat limited and include relief from minor, inflammatory-related discomforts like cramps and headaches. Meanwhile, its ability to bring about the munchies can enhance appetite for those who have lost their hunger to disease or to invasive treatments like chemotherapy. Because its pervasive head high comes with some risk of $$mindrace,$$ Silver Cindy is not recommended for patients who are prone to paranoia or who have a low THC tolerance.
Colorado Seed Inc. has not made seeds of Silver Cindy available for sale online. Those looking to grow the strain at home should obtain clippings from mature plants. These can be cultivated as $$clones$$ and may thrive indoors or outdoors in a hot, humid climate. Plants typically have a short and bushy stature and may call for occasional pruning of their broad fan leaves. Gardeners looking to bring out the eye-catching purple potential in these buds should expose their crops to nighttime temperatures between 10 and 15 degrees below average just before flowering begins -- which occurs within 8 to 9 weeks for indoor growing operations.
An excellent addition to a camping trip or a hike, Silver Cindy bursts with flavor and all-day energy. It's a must-try for sativa fans.