The Gorilla Glue strain is one of the most popular strains of marijuana today. The dense Gorilla Glue marijuana strain has won numerous rewards and has been crossbred with other several other strains. They have also created new strains since the original Gorilla Glue #1 including the popular Gorilla Glue #4.
Gorilla Glue Strain Overview
Gorilla Glue Strain
50% Indica / 50% Sativa
Popular Gorilla Glue Strains
Gorilla Glue #1
Gorilla Glue #2
Gorilla Glue #4
Gorilla Glue #5
Effects & Medical
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- 1st – Michigan Cup
- 1st – Los Angeles Cup
- 1st – High Times Jamaican World Cup
- 1st – IC 420 Growers Cup
- 1st & 3rd – World Cannabis Cup
- 1st – Las Vegas – Patient Choice Award
- 1st – Las Vegas – Hempcon Cup – 4x 1st Place Awards
- 2nd – Colorado Cannabis Cup
- 3rd – Santa Cruz Cup
- 1st – The Karma Cup
- 1st – The Karma Cup
- 1st – Cannabis Cannabis Champions Cup
- 3rd – The Karma Cup
Interested in growing the Gorilla Glue strain? You can purchase seeds here.
Strain Lineage & History
DID YOU KNOW: The first growers who named the original Gorilla Glue #4 marijuana strain back in 2013 were sued by the famous major glue company over trademark infringement? More in this in this section!
Founders of the Gorilla Glue Strain
Joesy Wales and Lone Watty developed the Gorilla Glue strains under their business named GG Strains LLC. The strain original Gorilla Glue #4 went on to win a list of awards, and derivative strains were made, including Gorilla Glue #5 and Gorilla Glue #1.
Gorilla Glue Strain Lawsuit
It was not long until the parent company of the Gorilla Glue found in hardware store. tried to fight the glue giant and eventually lost the lawsuit. In an effort to comply with the orders of the court, GG Strains has been working to try to rebrand their Gorilla Glue strains to using “GG” instead, such as:
- GG4, also known as “Original Glue”
- GG5, also known as “New Glue”
- GG1, also known as “Sister Glue”
We will discuss these different gorilla glue strains in just a little bit.
Gorilla Glue #4 (GG4) = Sour Diesel + Sour Dubb + Chem’s Sister + Chocolate Diesel
Gorilla Glue #1 (GG1) = Same parents as GG4 above, but a more piney strain was developed.
Gorilla Glue #5 (GG5) = GG4 + GG4
Gorilla Glue Strains
Gorilla Glue THC content is near the top of the charts when compared to other marijuana strains. This is because the GG strain is specifically bred to yield a high THC content ranging from 17%-25%. In some cases, the Gorilla Glue THC levels 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. People use this strain to help significant health issues, due to the high being strong, and the fact that it lasts a long time.
Gorilla Glue #4 (GG4)
Gorilla Glue #4 is classified as a perfect 50/50 hybrid, but it is a heavily Sativa-dominant strain. GG4 is a heavy-hitting marijuana, even for smokers who use cannabis every day, which means a little will go more than a long way. The THC levels can get as high as 30%.
Gorilla Glue marijuana is one of the most popular strains to grow, and seeds for the plant are in high demand.
Before we get into the best growing conditions for this strain, it’s best to understand the history behind how it was created. Knowing this is going to benefit the overall growing experience.
Gorilla glue is a staple at all dispensaries because of its short growing time, which is approximately nine weeks. Sellers know they are providing their consumers with a quality product every time, because the plants are relatively easy to grow.
The first seed ever created was the product of an accident caused by the pollination of a hermaphrodite. Because of this, Gorilla Glue seeds genetically run a higher risk of turning into hermaphrodites. The seeds need to be carefully checked by growers in the flowering stage.
Stress reduction is vital during the flowering stage, to eliminate the possibility of developing into a hermaphrodite.
Growers are urged to make sure there are no pollen sacs attached, and if found, the plant should be sprayed and moved to an isolated area. Failure to do this can result in the total loss of your crop.
Purchasing Seeds & Plant Maintenance
It’s essential to be aware of where you are purchasing your seeds. Purchasing your seeds online, leaves you open to the risk of getting low-quality seeds, labeled as high-quality seeds.
First-time growers love starting off with this strain, because of its tolerance, and the ease at which the plant blossoms. It’s up to you on where you choose to grow the plant, inside or outside, but it’s suggested you grow indoors with plenty of light. Make sure you keep the night-time temperature 10 degrees lower than the day time temperature. The plants grow tall in height, so proper trimming techniques will have to be performed.
If you prefer to grow outside, make sure you are doing so in a warm outdoor environment. Gorilla Glue takes about ten weeks to fully develop, and provide a high yield.
Interested in growing the Gorilla Glue strain? You can purchase seeds here.
User reviews for the Gorilla Glue marijuana strain seem to range all across the board. Looking at a few of them can show you what your expectations should be.
- I am new to marijuana, and smoking this strain left me feeling dizzy and a bit anxious, with an overall feeling of paranoia.
- This is a great strain I like to use when I don’t want a ruff smoke.
- I have been able to eat multiple meals throughout the day, which says something considering I am on chemo and can go days without eating or wanting to eat.
- Gorilla Glue hits you fast and doesn’t waste time doing any gentle foreplay. It is an almost instant change, and it can take you by surprise, even if you are a seasoned smoker.
- This is a miracle medicinal plant, but I wasn’t too thrilled about the taste.
- Just harvested my first crop of Gorilla Glue and holy moly did it provide for me. Shhh don’t tell anyone, I am about to sell this like crazy.
Gorilla Glue is like the gorilla at the zoo, you aren’t quite sure which one you are going to see. Feelings can be like the animal itself, mimicking the actions of a rampant wild animal, or it can be a slow, lazy vibe. Typically, users will feel a mix between the two, which is why this strain is so popular.
The THC content in it is not something to brush aside lightly, and it can be a trip for any type of smoker.
People in search of a relaxing high like no other, should pick up some of the gorilla glue marijuana strain today.
Gorilla Glue Strain F.A.Q.
Gorilla glue has a medium-density flower bud with a vibrant color profile. The colors include crystal-coated green hues and orange hairs that feel spongy and dense. The crystal-coat over the green flower are sparkly trichomes that are a signature abundance on the Gorilla Glue strain.
When trimming or grinding the flower, the trichomes will leave your scissors and grinder covered with a sticky residue that is near impossible to fully remove. Hence, the reason GG Strains went with the original Gorilla Glue name. This is especially true for the most popular Gorilla Glue #4.
Smelling gorilla glue, just one time, will forever leave an imprint on your nose, and in your heart. The very first whiff will give you sweet pine and lemon smells, which are followed by very pungent chocolate, and heavy skunk scents. Earthy wet wood, and sour, are words often used to describe the aroma of GG strains.
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While the aroma is unforgettable, the taste is also one that consumers do not forget.
Fresh Flower Aroma
All of the Gorilla Glue Strains have a little bit of a dessert type of flavor. The flavor profile tastes similar to a cup of coffee and notes of tart chocolate.
We should note that depending on where you buy this strain from, it can come out as bland, bleak, and quite tasteless. This is especially true if the buds are old and too dry. You will want to check the packaging or ask the shop when the grower harvested the Gorilla Glue batch, so you are aware of the flower’s freshness, or if you should pass on it until the next batch is harvested. If the packaging is not the type that is air tight sealed, make sure to ask to see the buds and inspect them for yourself. A date on strain packaging or getting them to tell you when it was harvested is one thing, but inspecting it for yourself is always key to getting quality flower.
The smoke is considered full-bodied and can be quite dense due to the strain’s high amount of trichomes. The rich profile of flavors and dense, heavy smoke is one of the major reasons why the Gorilla Glue strains took off in popularity, especially GG4.
Consumers should be aware that this strain is very potent. Not only will buds give off a strong marijuana smell, but the after-aroma from smoking can linger for up to a few days. The space in which you do light this strain up will be polluted with a skunk smell. If in a poor ventilated area, it may smell more like moist mildew after a few days.
If you are looking to try this strain without people knowing, do this in a pre-planned safe space with good ventilation. This is not a good strain to smoke in a car, public bathroom, other public places, or inside your home if this is a concern for you.
People use Gorilla Glue for the high head sensation and gentle relaxation felt throughout the body. The high from the Gorilla Glue strain includes a feeling of euphoria, buzz, calmness, and an overall sense of positivity and peace.
The typical dosage can vary with this strain, but people tend to use this strain to help them relax. It has the ability to put them into a semi couch-like state. Seasoned professionals, and recreational users, both enjoy this strain, with new users consuming a much smaller amount.
This strain affects people differently, in terms of energy vs. couchlock. Experiment with the doses, to figure out what time of day is best for you. Some people can enjoy this strain in the morning, or during the day, and others will find it more pleasurable at night.
Gorilla Glue was named after the fact, that it leaves most users glued to the couch, so odds are you may end your high not standing on your feet.
Roller Coaster Rush
This strain will enter the users body, and when the THC kicks in, consumers will feel a sudden rush. The rush feeling they get is comparable to that of going down the first hill on a roller coaster. An overwhelming sense of being light, will make you feel like you are floating in the air. This energy radiates through the body like a slight buzz, that users can feel and track throughout their body.
The THC content in this strain is sure to alter your senses in some way. It can intensify sounds, play with your vision, alter your feelings, and even have your mind think things that aren’t actually real. Once you get accustomed to a cannabis trip, the feelings are welcomed, and often sought after.
Gorilla glue is a pure hybrid strain, which means it contains equal amounts of Indica and Sativa qualities. Consumers prefer a hybrid strain for numerous reasons, the biggest reason being that it gives you the best of both worlds, a body and head high.
Between the qualities Gorilla Glue provides, and the low cost, it’s no wonder that dispensaries carry this strain in large quantities for therapeutic patients.
Medical Uses Include:
- Body aches
- Minor Body Pain
- Menstrual Cramps
- Minor Arthritis
It is useful for people with insomnia, and those who have a hard time sitting still. People who suffer from insomnia, often have a hard time shutting their brain off, and gorilla glue aids them in relaxing enough to enter into a dormant state.
Depending on how your body reacts to this strain, it can be great to pair with social, or at-home activities, such as:
- Creative hobbies
- Unwinding after a long day
- Netflix and Chill
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 more extended 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 throughout 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. People are too busy to waste a day, feeling hungover and miserable.
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Right off the bat, your mouth will get parched, and your eyes might get red, or feel irritated. Use some eyedrops, and swallow some liquids, to cure these symptoms.
The high levels of THC found in this strain can leave users feeling dizzy, paranoid, anxious, and may cause a headache. New users are urged to try this strain in the form of edibles, or oils, so they can adequately dose the amount going into the body.
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
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- 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.
If you love gorilla glue, but want a bit of a switch-up in your smoking routine, then you might want to give these related strains a go.
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