Gorilla Glue, the stickiest and most powerful cannabis plant
Gorilla Glue #4 is the elite cannabis clone that has spread fastest worldwide. Since it won first prize in the Michigan and Los Angeles cups in 2014, it has not stopped conquering indoor crops, and is now found on all 5 continents. But is this weed so special? Actually it is, if you haven’t tried it you don’t know what you’re missing, and if you don’t know it yet I invite you to read these paragraphs below.
🔥 What variety is Gorilla Glue? How did it originate?
This strain, like other great discoveries, was created by chance, as its creator Joesy Whales, who died a few months ago (RIP), was not trying to make seeds in his crop, but due to an accident the Chem Sister ended up pollinating the Sour Dubb and Chocolate Diesel plants that were blooming.
Mr Whales wanted to discard those seeds, but his partner Marrdog wanted to give them a chance, so he decided to germinate them. Fortunately he was able to prove the genetic potential he had in his hands and he saved 4 phenotypes, among which was the Gorilla Glue#4.
Image of Joesy Whales after he became famous for his Gorilla*
✅ Gorilla Glue as a plant, general characteristics
It loves the sun and bears the heat fairly well, making it ideal for warm climates such as Southern California or the Mediterranean. However, it does not like the cold, much less the humidity, a factor that must be taken into account, especially in outdoor crops.
It shows great resistance to insect pests, much more than most varieties, and its morphology is reminiscent of the Indica ones, although its growth is more typical of sativas, with a lot of vertical growth and great development speed.
Highlights and characteristics Gorilla glue
🚀 Is GG#4 indica or sativa ?
It can really be considered a fairly balanced polyhybrid, so we can say that it is 50% indica and 50% sativa approximately. If you look at its structure is more like an indica, with good-sized leaves, short distance between knots and a medium stretch in flowering. But if we consider the effect we can see how it is so cerebral and stimulating that it could not be considered a typical indica variety.
The vast majority of commercial cannabis seeds nowadays are like this, containing both indica and sativa genetic load. This is due to demand from the public, who usually prefer to enjoy a great psychoactive effect like sativas, but without waiting for the long flowering period, and with the yield and ease of cultivation of indica varieties.
Photo of a Gorilla Glue #4 plant outdoors*
➕ Gorilla Glue #1, Gorilla Glue #2 and Gorilla Glue #5
Gorilla Glue#1 is another of the 4 phenotypes selected from the original seeds. Also known as Sister Glue, in its taste and aroma the pine is most remarkable, and from the point of view of some users is even more powerful than #4, of course the effect is more indica, so it feels more physical.
Gorilla Glue#2 is similar in resin level to its sisters, but the taste is somewhat fresher and sweeter, although less intense. On the surface the buds look whiter than those of the other phenotypes, and the effect is quite similar to GG#4.
The Gorilla Glue#5 or New Glue is not a sister, but a direct descendant of the first generation, or Gorilla Glue F2, as it is a cross between Gorilla Glue #1 and Gorilla Glue #4.
Image of a Gorilla Glue #1 bud*
📲 How to grow Gorilla Glue #4 indoors
The best way to optimize the performance in indoor cultivation with this strain is with the SCROG technique, since its large branching coupled with the growth rate that has made it perfect for applying this technique.
You can put 4 plants/3x3ft in 6.6 US gal (25 litre) pots, with all mix substrate if possible, and add root stimulator for the first 3 waterings. Once the plants have reached the fourth knot you can prune the tip, doing regular apical pruning or FIM. A week later you can do the next pruning, this time of the secondary branches, doing it until we have enough number of branches to be able to fill the mesh.
Once the net is covered, the photoperiod is changed to flowering, and it is not a bad idea to do a low pruning at this time, removing all the branches that have been left under the net to favor the ventilation. Try not to stress them during this cycle because the most negative point of this genetics is its propensity to hermaphroditism, especially in indoor cultivation.
The cannabis Gorilla Glue #4 seeds, from Original Sensible, are considered one of the most powerful and compact…
📖 Growing Gorilla Glue outdoors
As long as it is not exposed to high humidity or low temperatures the Gorilla will develop without problems. It is best to prune a lot during the growing phase, so that the moisture does not do so much damage, as this way it does not concentrate the buds so much on the tips. A good idea is to place many stakes or some structure through which we can guide the branches and tie them up if necessary.
In outdoor cultivation behaves better than indoors, resistance to stress is greater, but it is still worth checking the buds from time to time in case a male flower appears that needs to be removed.
☝ Glue flowering time
It is quite fast to flower and very early to mature. Indoors it is ready after about 60 days of flowering, and if you leave it longer the effect becomes more and more physical and heavy, remember this.
Outdoors it can be harvested from late September in the northern hemisphere, so it can be a good choice where autumns start with rain. In the southern hemisphere it is cut from the end of March.
☕ Bud production and overall yield
It can be said that it is a very commercial plant, firstly because of the speed of growth and flowering, but also because of its good production of buds, which indoors can exceed 17.6 oz per 3x3ft (500 grams/m2). Outdoors each well cultivated Gorilla can give you more than 24.7 oz (700 grams) in dry, especially in very sunny and warm places.
But without a doubt what surprises people most about this variety is its incredible resin yield, it ends up totally bathed, with a very striking bright white appearance. The return on solvent extraction is over 25%, which is on a par with very few cannabis varieties.
Photo of BHO Live Resin from a Gorilla Glue*
👌 Aroma and flavor of the GG#4
You have to be careful with the aroma, you’ll love it but it can also cause you problems if you don’t control it, because the scent is very powerful, sweet and acid in equal parts, with a cocoa background inherited from the mythical Thai Chocolate.
The taste has notes of pine, earthy and acidic, typical of the Kush variety, but with a very special touch reminiscent of coffee, mocha or chocolate, with a great intensity that can almost be chewed.
✨ Gorilla Glue #4 effects and THC level
It produces a great euphoria, it is the first thing you feel, positivity, motivation and general wellbeing. As the effect settles down it becomes more relaxing in all senses, so much so that if you smoke too much it becomes quite sedative.
The THC of the Gorilla Glue can reach values close to 30%, but also enjoys a great entourage effect due to the terpenic profile it contains, so you have to be careful when consuming it if you do not want to be a victim of the Gorilla.
Image of cured buds from GG#4*
⛳ From Gorilla Glue to Original Glue
This strain is named for its extra-sticky resin, and everyone who touches it understands the reason perfectly. It is a name that everyone liked very much, as it was very catchy and represented the variety very well. But there were some people who did not like that name, the owners of the glue brand Gorilla Glue, and as they have it registered the name of the cannabis plant had to be changed to Original Glue or GG#4.
It is paradigmatic that the glue company was upset because they had used their brand for a weed and wanted to disassociate themselves so as not to give themselves bad publicity, and in the long run what has happened is that thanks to Glue cannabis now many more people know about these glues.
⭐ Seeds, hybrids and polyhybrids from the Gorilla Glue
Nowadays there are many seed banks from all over the world with their version of Gorilla Glue, seeds obtained through self-pollination of the elite cutting, or crosses with other varieties, there’s plenty of it, feminized, autoflowering and even Quick like the one from Dinafem.
Among all these variations, PEV Bank Seeds’ Gorilla Glue is the most outstanding as a feminized version, and the Platinum Gorilla, Grease Monkey or Purple Glue as great crosses, all of them of the highest quality.
Gorilla Glue marijuana variety has quickly become one of the favorites for many consumers…
✌ Weed not to be forgotten
The moment you try it, it will awaken all your senses and be forever engraved in your memory, which is what happens with premium quality products like Original Glue. Now that you know it, you need to get it, right? Well, you’ll realize that each and every one of the things you’ve read about it is true, and it will still surprise you…
Gorilla Glue is synonymous with quality cannabis, a plant that contains all those characteristics desirable by growers and users…
Gorilla Glue #4 Marijuana Strain (Everything You Need to Know)
Gorilla Glue #4 is a top choice among medical patients for its glue-like effects; it will literally glue you to the couch! It Is desired for its potency and known for its strong earthy, diesel smell. Gorilla Glue #4 is a top choice by those cannabis consumers who feel they need to self-medicate.
Gorilla Glue #4, also sometimes called gg4, can help with a number of health ailments including the reduction of pain, muscle spasms, help manage the symptoms of arthritis, and treat acute inflammatory injuries. If you find yourself in need of strong pain relief, this is the strain for you. It boasts 25-28% THC range, that will help you ease those aches and pains at the end of a long day.
Gorilla Glue #4 is most widely used to treat mental health symptoms such as depression, anxiety, stress, and even obsessive-compulsive disorder as it produces a heavy body stone.
The effects are cerebral, energizing, euphoric, happy, and uplifting. It creates a strong body high that is great for relaxation.
Gorilla Glue #4 has won awards at the 2014 Cannabis Cup in both Los Angeles and Michigan, specifically first place at the 2014 Los Angeles High Times Cannabis Cup. The smoke is full-bodied and flavourful, with notes of chocolate and coffee. The buds are green, with orange hairs dispersed throughout, and the plant boasts dense, resinous, spongy buds that are covered in trichomes.
Offspring of Sour Diesel, Sour Dubb, and Chocolate Diesel, let’s learn more about gg4 in this strain review!
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Why do we rarely hear about Hawaiian bud? Aloha GG4, photo: @supakauaii_420
Gorilla Glue #4 Background
Gorilla Glue #4 has three parent strains. It is a cross between Chem Sister, Sour Dubb, and Chocolate Diesel strains. It gets its name, similar to the commercial adhesive Gorilla Glue, because of its resinous, sticky buds. It is also a strain well known for “gluing you to the couch.”
Gorilla Glue was first bred by a Nevada-based breeding company but is typically grown in Colorado. Expect to pay $50-$70 for an eighth of this sticky, Indica dominant hybrid. It is well touted for its high THC levels (25-28% THC) and is a great strain for managing pain, arthritis, ADHD, and many more medical conditions.
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GG4 Tastes and Aromas
The aroma Gorilla Glue #4 gives off is a strong diesel (thanks to one of its parents, Chocolate Diesel, no doubt), and tastes earthy with notes of coffee and chocolate. When grown indoors, the plant yields 18oz. of dried bud, while plants grown outdoors will produce upwards of 21oz. per plant. Flowering time for this highly medicinal strain is 8-9 weeks, and it is considered an easy plant to grow.
Gorilla Glue is available in dried herb, oils, tinctures, and edibles, in online markets. Oils and other products produced by GG4 will be high in sativa THC and low in CBD, which makes the effects of these products psychoactive.
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GG4 hearts you with this heart-shaped Gorilla GLue #4 flower bunch, photo: @vegas_big_ro
As this is a high THC strain, it is best suited to seasoned cannabis consumers. New users may experience strong effects like a racing effect from gg strains like gg4 that are too much to handle. Additionally, this strain has low CBD levels, between .05 and .1 percent, therefore, it is not for treating serious medical conditions such as cancer, seizures, central nervous disorders, and serious mental health disorders. It is more effective to use as a sleep aid, or to fight depression, anxiety, nausea, and pain.
The effects of Gorilla Glue #4 will hit you immediately even when you just get a scent of it. The high THC level produces a dreamy body-stone with relaxation properties that will help even the most stressed-out individuals.
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GG4 is touted as a highly medicinal strain, boasting up to 28% THC. This strain is not for novice users, as the effects are significant.
GG4 Grow Tips
Gorilla Glue #4 seeds can be purchased from a wide array of seed vendors in the United States, Canada and the U.K. Expect to pay about $90 for 10 seeds.
Gorilla Glue #4 can be grown indoors or outdoors, although outdoor production will produce a higher yield of 18oz to 21oz., respectively. Flowering time for this strain is 8-9 weeks or mid-October.
One main concern with growing gg strains outdoors is that it has a very pungent aroma when raw. Take care to grow this plant in a secure, safe location so that all of your hard work is not lost to a curious passer-by.
Such a beautiful plant to grow – thick crystals and big buds, photo: @olympusgardensog
Gorilla Glue #4 Overview
Gorilla Glue #4 is a sticky, Indica dominant hybrid strain that is excellent at managing chronic pain, as well as a number of other symptoms. Its high THC to CBD ratio produces a cerebral body high that is euphoric and uplifting. The cannabis community recognizes it is not a strain for novice users due to its high potency and THC content.
Gorilla Glue #4 is inappropriate for treating more serious medical conditions such as seizures, epilepsy, schizophrenia, and fibromyalgia due to its extremely low CBD content (.05% – .1%)
Gorilla Glue #4 is a cross between Chem Sister, Sour Dubb, and Chocolate Diesel strains. It gets its name, similar to the commercial adhesive Gorilla Glue, because of its resinous, sticky buds and strong diesel smell. When consumed GG4 has notes of chocolate and coffee, although the strong diesel smell can mask these flavors. It is one of the most pungent strains to smoke but is highly sought after for its medicinal properties. There’s a reason it won first place at the 2014 Los Angeles High Times Cannabis Cup.
Gorilla Glue #4 is considered an easy strain to grow and produces large yields, whether growing is done indoors or outdoors. Due to the aroma of the Gorilla Glue #4 plant it is wise to grow this strain indoors.
If you are looking to reduce pain after a long day, or just relax and get “glued” to the couch, this is the strain for you. Novice users should exercise caution when using this strain, as the effects may be too intense for some individuals to handle.
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Gorilla Glue #4 is an indica dominant hybrid strain originally developed in Nevada, USA. It’s sticky buds create a euphoric but relaxing high that works wonders on chronic pain, arthritis, ADHD and many other medical conditions. GG#4 boasts 25%-28% THC, but only .05% – .1% CBD, and is not a good strain for novice consumers, although it is a favourite among medical patients.