Cannasutra is a full-bodied indica with soothing and arousing effects. Like pop star Sting, Cannastura’s producers Delta 9 Labs must be fond of this strain’s namesake the Kama Sutra -- the ancient Hindu text on philosophy, love, and sex; indeed, Cannasutra is said to provoke desire and augment sexual encounters. Created as cross between award-winning Sensi Star and pungent indica Reclining Buddha, this strain offers a potent, full-bodied high alongside a sweet and earthy flavor profile. Although Cannastura’s THC index has been measured at between 14% and 23%, there appear to be high-CBD varieties in circulation as well, with CBD to THC ratios as high as 2:1.
Cannasutra is marked by small to medium flowers that cling together in pebbly, popcorn-like formations. Almost spherical in shape, the buds have a characteristically indica appearance, with a dense and tightly-packed structure. The leaves range in color from pale green to a darker shade of forest green and are threaded through with hairy, rust-colored pistils. A dusting of white trichomes gives these flowers a slightly dewy sheen and a very sticky texture.
Cannasutra has a subtle aroma that flies under the radar with sweet, incense-like notes. On closer inspection, there’s also the rich and earthy suggestion of hash, perhaps due to the Afghani landrace rumored to be in parent strain Sensi Star’s lineage. Grinding up or breaking open Cannasutra’s small, dense buds yields some surprisingly astringent notes, reminiscent of ammonia and fuel. These contrasting flavors come together in a harsh, acrid smoke when Cannasutra is burnt. This strain may trigger some coughing on the exhale. Nevertheless, it finishes pleasantly, with a floral and grassy vegetal taste on the exhale.
Like its scent, Cannasutra’s high begins subtly -- it may take several minutes before users feel a discernible change in mood. A sense of contentment may take over as smokers feel their muscular tension relax. Breathing may also happen more deeply and easily. Smokers may feel more physically sedate than psychologically stimulated, especially if consuming a high-CBD variant of the strain. That said, when somatic effects are particularly strong, the sheer force of Cannasutra’s body high may be more than enough to have users feeling trippy and altered. This bud may come with some trace amounts of mental stimulation do to the trace amounts of sativa in genetics. The resulting mild head high can take the form of a contemplative mindset or a free-flowing conversation. As noted, Cannasutra’s meld of mental and physical effects can also work particularly well as an aphrodisiac. This luxurious strain is best enjoyed in the later afternoon to early evening, as its palpable physical relaxation may eventually lull users to sleep.
Cannasutra may have benefits for medical cannabis patients as well. Its deep relaxation and subsequent mood uplift can temporarily alleviate the symptoms of anxiety, stress, and depression. Physiologically speaking, this strain may also soothe aches and pains whether they’re incidental, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like fibromyalgia or arthritis. Finally, in high enough doses, Cannasutra can work against even stubborn cases of insomnia. Because it comes with a low risk of cerebral intensity or mind-race, this strain is a good choice for those with a low THC tolerance or those who are prone to panic.
Delta 9 Labs have made seeds of Cannasutra available for sale online. It can be grown indoors or out, although successful outdoor cultivation calls for a semi-humid climate with consistent temperatures between 72 and 80 degree Fahrenheit. The short and bushy plants can thrive indoors, provided that growers provide sufficient space for the strong lateral branches. Cannasutra may require more feeding or nutrients than other strains, but growers should be wary of the fact that it is also sensitive to overwatering. Cannasutra flowers within 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors and is ready for harvest in late October when grown outdoors. It offers a modest yield of 28 to 46 grams (or about 1 to 1.6 ounces) of flower per square foot of plant.
Cannasutra’s peaceful and easygoing should be savored in whichever environment the user prefers: it can be a great way to enhance camaraderie in social situations, to create intimacy in romantic settings, or simply to set the stage for some quality “me” time.