For decades, marijuana users gravitated towards the herb due to its THC content and its propensity to help them become as high as a kite. In the modern era, as we continue to learn more about the herb’s therapeutic effects, breeders are beginning to emphasize strains containing THC, CBD, and a multitude of other cannabinoids – not to mention terpenes!
The Canna-Tsu strain is a prime example of what can happen when you combine the effects of THC and CBD in one premium-grade strain.
While both parents are known as high-CBD strains, Canna-Tsu contains a reasonable degree of THC. It is a prevalent medicinal strain due to its apparent ability to soothe aches and pains, not to mention helping you feel better.
In this guide, we take a look at the famous Canna-Tsu strain; analyzing its effects and outlining its potential uses.
What Is the Canna-Tsu Marijuana Strain?
Canna-Tsu strain weed is a balanced hybrid. It is a cross of Sour Tsunami and Cannatonic, two highly-regarded CBD-rich strains. It isn’t often that you find a strain with balanced indica and sativa genetics, and reasonable amounts of both THC and CBD. Canna-Tsu comes from one of the best possible genetic lines and remains incredibly popular across the West Coast. It is believed that Lawrence Ringo from SOHUM Seeds bred this strain known for its mellow effects.
You may be a little surprised by the initial sour scent of the Canna-Tsu marijuana strain. However, the sourness isn’t that potent, and you’re more likely to feel refreshed after getting a whiff of the fragrance. If you want a stronger smell, get close to the buds as you grind them up. The mellow aroma offers a pleasant sweet pine note when all is said and done.
After smelling Canna-Tsu, you may expect it to have a delicious sweet taste. While it doesn’t exactly fail in this regard, you may be more aware of this strain’s earthiness, coupled with hints of citrus. As you inhale, the woody and citrus taste becomes more pronounced, and you may even get an element of spiciness.
As you exhale, expect a sweet and sour flavor with elements of pine. Overall, Canna-Tsu offers a light and smooth smoke. Whether you smoke a joint or hit a bowl, you shouldn’t succumb to coughing fits.
This strain has relatively small buds. Even the largest ones are seldom above popcorn-size. Canna-Tsu’s flowers are relatively dense and include shades of yellowish to light green with organic pistils. While this strain is nowhere near as potent THC-wise as many others, you will still marvel at the glistening trichomes that appear on the sugar leaves as harvest time approaches.
Canna-Tsu Marijuana Strain Grow Info
If you find Canna-Tsu cannabis strain seeds and it is your first time growing weed, you should be heartened by the fact that this particular strain isn’t especially hard to cultivate. First and foremost, you are forgiven ‘mistakes’ because Canna-Tsu is highly resistant to the majority of common mold and mildews. Also, the plant grows short and sturdy, which means you can grow it in a small indoor space without having to ‘top’ it.
If you elect to grow Canna-Tsu outdoors, you must live in a dry Mediterranean climate. It may be resistant to mold, but excessive moisture is never good for marijuana plants. Therefore, we don’t recommend growing it outside if you live in an area that gets lots of rain.
If you grow Canna-Tsu outdoors, you can expect it to be ready for harvest by the middle of October. The yield is best described as ‘moderate’ with approximately 11 ounces of bud per plant.
You may find it a little easier to manage Canna-Tsu when it is grown indoors. As long as you keep the humidity level low and ensure the grow room is well-ventilated, you should have success whether you use soil or a hydroponics system fitted with a growing medium such as Coco Noir or Rockwool.
The usual lighting rules apply when growing Canna-Tsu indoors. During the vegetative stage, try to ensure your plants get at least 18 hours of light each day. Once you are ready to force the crop into flowering, switch the lighting schedule so that the plants get 12 hours of continuous darkness each day. Canna-Tsu’s flowering period is 9-10 weeks, and when grown indoors, it provides up to 13 ounces of bud per square meter planted.
THC – Highest Content
Typically, Canna-Tsu cannabis has approximately 8% THC. However, we have heard reports that it has tested as high as 11%, which makes it a fairly decent option for novices.
CBD – Highest Content
It is Canna-Tsu’s high CBD content that makes it a medical marijuana favorite. One version of the strain, tested by Analytical 360 way back in 2013, showed that this strain’s CBD content was 10.93%. When tested, Canna-Tsu also showed a high level of the terpene, linalool, of up to 3.90%! There is also more than 0.5% of beta myrcene and beta-caryophyllene.
What Can I Expect When I Use Canna-Tsu?
First and foremost, Canna-Tsu is not the right choice if your goal is to get completely stoned. The combination of low THC by modern-day standards and a high CBD content means the ‘high’ you’ll experience is of the mellow kind. Users report feeling a gentle and soothing psychoactive experience, and you may believe you are floating on a cloud of happiness.
You should feel relaxed both in body and mind. Best of all, you will not feel so stoned that you can’t perform your everyday tasks. Indeed, some users suggest that Canna-Tsu helps improve their concentration levels while also alleviating anxiety. Therefore, it is possible to use this strain at any time of the day.
HOWEVER, please note that using any marijuana strain while working is against the law. You will undoubtedly fail a workplace drug screening if you use Canna-Tsu, so bear that in mind.
Medical Benefits of Canna-Tsu
As the Canna-Tsu strain makes you feel as if you are flying and imbues a genuine sense of joy, it is the ideal strain if you suffer from anxiety or depression. Imagine returning home from a hard day at work, only to find that all your anger and angst melts away after a few tokes.
While Canna-Tsu doesn’t provide the intense psychoactive high associated with high-THC strains, its effects are such that it could prove useful when trying to treat chronic pain, muscle spasms, seizures, headaches, and cramps. We have also heard that some individuals use Canna-Tsu to treat conditions such as paranoia and PTSD. The mellowness of the high, coupled with the fact it doesn’t cause you to endure couch-lock, means you can enjoy this strain at any time of the day.
Possible Side Effects of Canna-Tsu
One of the potential dangers associated with potent marijuana strains is a propensity to experience paranoia or anxiety. However, as Canna-Tsu isn’t exceptionally high in THC – not to mention its high CBD content which counteracts the possible side effects of THC – you shouldn’t experience any such issues.
In general, possible side effects after using Canna-Tsu are mild and usually restricted to dry mouth and dry eyes. You can counteract these possible effects by ensuring you are well hydrated.
In sporadic cases, if the user has an extremely low tolerance, they may experience a slight headache and some dizziness. If you end up with dry and itchy eyes, go to a pharmacy and invest in some eye drops.
Final Thoughts on the Canna-Tsu Strain
Overall, there are few medicinal marijuana strains on the market as beloved as Canna-Tsu. While it contains enough THC to let you know that you’re using marijuana, it won’t provide you with an excessively intoxicating high. As such, it is the ideal strain to use at any time of day. Some users even enjoy using it as a wake and bake option!
You can try Canna-Tsu if you are hoping to potentially gain relief from conditions such as anxiety, stress, chronic pain, bipolar disorder, back pain, cramps, and fatigue. It is a relatively easy strain to grow, and you may even have success if it is the first time you have ever tried growing cannabis. The only downside is that the overall yield is moderate at best, whether you grow the strain indoors or outdoors.