GrowHealthy Flower Review: White 99 (Hybrid)

White 99 is a fairly well-known strain that crosses two opposite strains: the more sativa “Cinderella 99”, and the more indica “The White”. What results is a very cerebral, potent sativa-dominant hybrid known as “White 99”.

Judging from posts on social media, GrowHealthy’s version of White 99 is a fairly sought-after strain amongst Florida medical cannabis patients. I’ve found it to be an enjoyable and potent daytime strain, and enjoy it more than their Durban Dawg I recently reviewed.

Quick Facts:

White 99 (Hybrid)

Price at time of review: $35/eighth (“Littles”)

Lineage: The White x Cinderella 99

Batch Number: F-050220-WT99-1

Cannabinoids

THC: 23.06%

CBD: 0.00%

Total Cannabinoids: 23.06%

Terpenes

Trans-Carophyllene

Beta-Myrcene

Terpineol

Beta-Pinene

Limonene

Farnesene

Fenchyl Alcohol

Alpha-Humulene

Linalool

Appearance/Cure

Apologies for the low quality: the bud is really small, and the sun wasn’t out to provide ample natural light today.

This eighth of White 99 “Littles” consisted of mostly pellet-sized buds, though it wasn’t quite to the extent of the Durban Dawg I mentioned/reviewed before. There were a few shmedium buds in there as well, as pictured in the third image above.

The cure on these small buds, however, is excellent. They are surprisingly sticky and dense despite their micro size, and are covered in a thick blanket of white trichomes and dark pink pistils. The trim is perfect, as well – what seems to be a harder feat when dealing with so many small nugs.

Once again, GrowHealthy has delivered an extremely high quality batch of flower – at a relatively affordable price, as well.

I’ve said it before, and it still applies: GrowHealthy’s “Littles” are some of the best $35 you can spend on Florida medical cannabis.

Appearance/Cure Rating: 8.50/10.00

Smell/Taste

White 99 has a unique smell that I have a hard time finding the words to describe. It has a musky herbal and floral scent, with hints of sour earth and citrus in the background. In some ways, it reminds me of a more pronounced version of the terpene profile of one of its children strains: 99 Problems.

This isn’t a particularly loud or pungent strain, but you don’t have to concentrate too much to find the smell, either.

The taste is surprisingly a bit better than the smell – I usually find the opposite to be true with most strains, but White 99 is an exception. I find the smoke from this strain to be really smooth, and in some ways, it reminds me of the way Wookie Girl tastes – but nowhere near as good, and with citrus on the exhale rather than sweet cookies and licorice. Both White 99 and Wookie Girl have “The White” as one of their parent strains, so perhaps this is the reason for the similarity in this element of the taste?

White 99 doesn’t necessarily have a smell or taste that I would rave about, but it is both unique and enjoyable.

Smell/Taste Rating: 8.00/10.00

Effects/Medical Use

This is one of the most cerebral and sativa-leaning hybrid strains that I’ve come across in some time. It feels really similar to 99 problems, but with more body relaxation and less energy – so if any of you reading this have tried that strain, it may give you an idea of what to expect with White 99.

It takes a minute for the full cerebral punch to kick in, however, so take it easy. I made the mistake of assuming that White 99 was an indica-dominant strain when I first tried it due to the “creeper” nature of the effects, and paid for it after about 20 minutes when the effects really started to kick in.

Though it isn’t the most energetic strain, I find White 99 to be motivational and good for getting things done, as well as being good for inspiring creativity. This is definitely a daytime strain for me, and I feel it could get away with being labeled as a sativa.

Patients who are prone to anxiety and paranoia when medicating with potent cannabis should exercise caution when first trying White 99. It’s definitely one of those perspective-shifting strains, so be aware of that, and remember that it may take longer for the effects to kick in than what you’re used to with other strong cerebral strains.

The body relaxation is mild, and creeps in at about the same pace as the cerebral effects. If you find yourself feeling the same as I do with most strains, don’t expect too much full-body relaxation from this one.

White 99 is best used any time from early morning to early afternoon, based on my experience.

Possibly good for treating:

  • Depression
  • ADD/ADHD or focus-related issues
  • Lack of motivation
  • Improves concentration and memory recall
  • Good for “stepping out of the box” with current mindset; good for changing mental perspective
  • Mild relief of minor aches and pains
  • Has a mild relaxation component

I’m definitely no medical doctor, so please take the preceding conditions only as my own personal observations from using this strain and having experience with a multitude of different cannabis strains. Everybody is different, and every body reacts differently to various medications. 

Effects Rating: 8.00/10.00

Overall Rating: 8.16/10.00

Overall, I would best describe White 99 as a “very good” hybrid strain from GrowHealthy.

If you prefer your hybrids to be more cerebral than relaxing, this is an excellent choice. I think it’s best used for relieving depression and stimulating creativity. I may try it again in the future in full flower form, as it seems to have potential to be really beautiful in large nugs based on what I saw from these micro-buds. However, that may be a while – there’s too many good strains out there that I haven’t got to yet, so those come first!

Be well, and stay healthy. I appreciate each one of you and all your support, and please know that all that positivity will come back to you – Law of Attraction.

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