When searching for gorilla glue marijuana, you might come across it being referred to as Gorilla Glue #4 or Original Glue. Why so many different names you ask? The growers who first named the marijuana strain were sued by the infamous glue company and they lost the lawsuit. With their hand being forced to change the name, the growers decided to just shorten the original strain name: thus the strain is now known to all as GG4.
GG4 is classified as a hybrid but it is a heavily Sativa-dominant strain that has been around since 2013. Sour Diesel, Sour Dubb, Chem’s Sister, and Chocolate Diesel are all the parent strains that are used to create Gorilla Glue.
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Appearance, Aroma and Taste
Gorilla glue is a medium-density bud with green and orange hairs that feel spongy and dense. An abundant amount of trichomes cover the bud. These trichomes leave your scissors covered with a sticky residue that is almost impossible to get off and is the original reason it was called Gorilla Glue. Prepare to go through multiple scissors when working with this strain.
Gorilla glue is a staple at all dispensaries because of its short growing time, 9 weeks. Sellers know they are providing their consumers with a quality product every time because the plants are relatively easy to grow.
Smelling gorilla glue one time will forever leave an imprint on your nose. The first whiff will give you a sweet pine, lemon smell followed by a pungent and heavy skunk smell. Earthy and sour are words often used to describe the aroma of GG4.
While the aroma is unforgettable the taste is pretty standard. Flavors taste similar to coffee or tart chocolate and the smoke is considered full-bodied. With so many different notes and flavors throughout, it’s no coincidence Gorilla Glue is the most popular among consumers.
Medical and Recreational Uses
Gorilla glue is a hybrid strain, which means it contains both Indica and Sativa qualities. Consumers prefer a hybrid strain for numerous reasons because it gives you the best of both worlds. Between the qualities and the low cost: it’s no wonder dispensaries carry this strain in large amounts.
People use Gorilla Glue for its head high sensation and gentle relaxation. The high includes a feeling of euphoria, calmness and an overall feeling of peace. Depending on the dosage, people use this strain to help relax them and put them into a semi couch-like state. Seasoned professionals and recreational users alike enjoy this strain.
Gorilla Glue is bred to yield a high THC level that ranges from 17%-25% and in some cases it can get as high as %30. Known on the market as having one of the highest potency levels, it’s a popular strain to buy year round. Since it’s bred to have a higher THC than CBD level this brand isn’t recommended to help with serious medical issues such as seizures or nerve disorders. However, there are still numerous reasons people use Gorilla Glue recreationally and medically.
Gorilla Glue medical uses include:
- Body aches
- Minor Body Pain
- Menstrual Cramps
- Minor Arthritis
It is also suggested for people with insomnia and those who have a hard time sitting still. People who suffer from insomnia have a hard time shutting their brain off and gorilla glue aids them in relaxing enough to enter into a sleeping state.
Gorilla Glue recreational uses include:
- Helping boost creativity
- Help writer’s block
- Confidence boost before attending events with large amounts of people
- Unwinding after a long day
- Relieves stress
- Before attending a concert
Because of its potency, the length of the high is longer than your average strain. This is desirable for people who want a high feeling for longer periods of time. Instead of drinking before sporting events or concerts, people will often use Gorilla Glue to give them a high feeling that is going to last through the entire event.
Recreational users are showing a preference for strains like GG4 in place of alcohol. A high won’t give you a hangover like drinking will and this is why recreational cannabis use is becoming so popular.
With so many strains of cannabis on the market, finding one that has won awards year after year is no small feat. Listed below are all the awards GG4 has won throughout the years.
- Michigan Cup – 1st place
- Los Angeles Cup – 1st place
- High Times Jamaican World Cup- 1st place
- World Cannabis Cup – Best hybrid flower – 1st and 3rd place
- Las Vegas – Patience choice award – 1st place
- Las Vegas – Hempcon cup – Best hybrid, Best wax, Best connoisseur concentrate, Best connoisseur flower
- Colorado Cannabis Cup – Best hybrid flower – 2nd place
With the legalization of cannabis growing you are sure to see more cannabis awards. This strain is projected to win multiple awards year after year.
Before we get into the best growing conditions for this strain, it’s best to understand the history behind how it was created. Knowing how it was created is going to benefit the overall growing experience.
History of Strain Seeds
The first seed ever created was the product of an accident caused by pollination of a hermaphrodite. Because of this; Gorilla Glue seeds genetically run a greater risk at turning into hermaphrodites. The seeds need to be carefully checked by growers in the flowering stage.
Stress reduction is key during the flowering time to eliminate the plant from developing into a hermaphrodite. Growers are urged to make sure there are no pollen sacs attached and if found, the plant should be sprayed down and moved to an isolated area. Failure to do this can result in the total loss of your crop.