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Gorilla Glue Strain: What You Need to Know
The famous Gorilla Glue Strain is one of the most talked-about cannabis strains currently in circulation. Known for its extreme potency and recognizable flavor, it’s an in-demand strain in the United States.
Keep reading if you want to discover everything there is to know about this strain and the way to enjoy what it has to offer.
GORILLA GLUE 4: THE BASICS
Gorilla Glue 4 is a version of Gorilla Glue, birthed from three equally impressive strains: Chem Sister, Sour Dubb and Chocolate Diesel. The strain exploded in popularity in the cannabis industry in 2013 and have not disappeared since, being a favorite among both recreational and medical users across the country. Gorilla Glue 4 even took two Cannabis Cup titles, among other accolades.
This strain is an exact hybrid with equal parts indica and sativa. This means that it’s a perfect balance of an energetic, excitable high and a calming, mellow high. Thus, you can enjoy both euphoric rushes with the urge to socialize, plus a relaxing high that helps you sleep. A 50/50 blend is unusual, so embrace this one for the best of both worlds.
The THC content of Gorilla Glue #4 can reach all the way to the high 20’s with some tests showing 28 percent THC. While the CBD content tends to be lower in this strain, it has still been successful at managing medical problems.
The strain ran into some legal trouble, having the same name as a brand of, unsurprisingly, glue. Known for its extremely strong bonding properties, the sticky trichomes and resins produced by the cannabis are actually reflective of the glue itself. Unfortunately, the glue brand wasn’t so thrilled with the shared name situation, and now the official name of any version of Gorilla Glue is GG.
The flavor of Gorilla Glue #4 is most commonly defined as earthy, piney and sour. Because the THC content is so high in the strain, some describe the flavor as mellow and even indistinguishable from other strains. However, others swear there is bold, coffee-like or chocolate flavor to it, and others love the almost bitter, but not unpleasantly so, taste that wakes up the senses.
Gorilla Glue smells a little sweet and a little sour, with both its burned flower and its scent before consuming, because it’s extremely potent. That’s likely passed on from the Chocolate Diesel in its DNA, and Gorilla Glue can give off a chocolaty, rich-mocha aroma. Don’t be surprised if this strain gets you noticed. Take proper precautions to be discrete when necessary.
Buds of Gorilla Glue #4 tend to be light green in color and covered with sticky trichomes and resins. You’ll find sticky frost and orange hair throughout.
Gorilla Glue gets its name from the couch-locking effect it has on you. Even the smallest hits or a smoker with an unusually high tolerance can experience a powerful, sedating high.
If you are a new smoker, take this one slowly, as its side effects can be overwhelming if you’re not familiar with the high — or even if you are!
The most common effects that users feel are a surge of euphoria, erupting fits of laughter and joy, followed by a heavy, almost tranquilizing high. The impact of the strain washes over you entirely and engulfs your senses, numbing you from head-to-toe over time. As the initial high wears off, it is an extremely calming and relaxing experience.
Users note increased mental clarity, stimulation, energy and uber-relaxing effects associated with Gorilla Glue.
Because of the strength of this strain, some users also note darting effects and intense paranoia. Experienced users or users that don’t get ahead of themselves shouldn’t have to worry about that.
MEDICAL BENEFITS AND SIDE EFFECTS
Side effects of Gorilla Glue #4 are, not surprisingly, extreme dry mouth and dry eyes. More so than with any other strain, monitor your water intake and keep eye drops on hand to combat these uncomfortable effects.
Due to the numbing intensity of this high, it is a great strain to reduce chronic, widespread pain or to deal with insomnia and depression. The effect will wash over you almost instantaneously and help manage pain.
While the hard-hitting impact of Gorilla Glue #4 can be a good thing for some anxiety, others will actually experience increased feelings of unease and paranoia. Therefore, as with any strain, it’s different for everyone, so you need to experiment and see how the strain effects you.
Gorilla Glue is also a great strain for stomach ailments, such as nausea and lack of appetite. Try it to soothe a variety of stomach issues next time you want to reach for a prescription or over-the-counter drug that may only upset your stomach further.
This is an easy-to-moderate strain to grow, perfect for growers with average experience to attempt. Gorilla Glue is best suited in warm, outdoor environments, but will also produce a slightly smaller yield indoors.
Be prepared to trim regularly as plants tend to grow very tall and very fast; trimming will often ensure a satisfactory yield. Make plenty of room for these plants to grow tall and healthy, up to 80 inches at times.
Gorilla Glue #4 is particularly sensitive to rain and frost, so keep plants clear of both. However, the plant is typically resilient to pests, mold, mildew, bacteria, viruses and insects. If you tried growing before and had little luck due to insect infestations or mold and mildew, this strain may be a good solution for you.
Flowering typically occurs at around eight to nine weeks of growth.
Gorilla Glue #4, or legally GG #4, is one of the most potent, intense highs you will ever experience, ranging in the high 20 percentages for THC. The perfect 50/50 indica/sativa blend is unusual and makes for a well-balanced high that is both energizing and calming.
Find the Gorilla Glue strain almost anywhere you can legally buy weed — it is marketed as a top-shelf cannabis product. Whether you’re using Gorilla Glue to reduce pain or anxiety or just for fun, it is always a great high. Experience it yourself; you won’t be disappointed!