Gorilla Glue is a strain I’ve wanted to review ever since I tried it a few years ago. In this post, I’ll tell you exactly why this strain won several awards across the United States.
Some strains are popular because of the growers who bred them, others because of the name they carry. However, the best strains are popular because of their quality.
Gorilla Glue belongs to all of the above.
The fact that Canadians love Gorilla Glue so much speaks volumes. After all, the whole world knows that Canadians have high standards for weed.
Gorilla Glue isn’t just one strain, as you may have guessed. Gorilla Glue is actually a cannabis genetics company that breeds new strains—they named their first strain Gorilla Glue #4 to represent the brand.
Later, the company had a legal dispute with the producer of the “Gorilla Glue” glue, whose rights they infringed when they named their strain Gorilla Glue #4.
After a few months of meetups, the two parties came to an agreement and Gorilla Glue, the cannabis company, renamed their genetics:
- Gorilla Glue #4 is now Original Glue (GG4)
- Gorilla Glue #5 is now New Glue (GG5)
- Gorilla Glue #1 is now Sister Glue (GG1)
All Gorilla Glue strains are indica heavy, GG5 being the most indica dominant with about 79% indica genetics.
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Gorilla Glue strains are quite sticky. They are packed with trichomes and the nugs tend to be dark green with orange hairs, without too many variations.
The nugs are very thick and definitely not fluffy.
When grown outside the plant tends to grow a lot of trichomes which are a natural water repellent. Hence, the crystals always appear while flowering and the plant looks very much like a sour strip.
Gorilla Glue has an earthy and pungent smell, which is due to its high myrcene contents.
GG4 and GG1 have the same genetics since they both share the same parents: Sour Dubb, Chem Sis and Chocolate Diesel, so these two also smell like pine.
GG5, on the other hand, often has a strong diesel smell to it, similar to Sour Diesel but slightly less sour.
Just like the smell, the taste of Gorilla Glue is a direct link to its good genetics.
Gorilla Glue has a strong earthy and piney taste on the inhale, and leaves a diesely aftertaste.
The terpene contents are generally higher than average, so you’ll get its real taste immediately, especially if you use it with a vaporizer.
Several minutes after I tried Gorilla Glue, the high started creeping in. I was smoking it in a joint and luckily for me, was in my apartment.
After a strong bout of laughter left me feeling happy yet totally hazy, the couch-lock hit me like a tow truck and I spent the next several hours in a nice and comfy chair.
It is a great strain for those looking for pain relief and it will definitely leave you in blissful tranquility as it starts wearing down.
Medical users say it is perfect for just about anything—but mainly pain and insomnia—I would strongly agree.
The munchies are insane as well, so make sure to plan ahead and have some food on you.
Gorilla Glue is a relatively strong strain when it comes to the how healthy the genetics are, and how much the plant can yield.
They flower for about 8-9 weeks, and they are known to be relatively fast growers in the vegetative stage.
This strain has fairly bushy leaves and thick nugs, so some sort of assistance is needed in order to help it battle mold.
Experienced growers say that it can be grown both indoor and outdoors, preferably in a hydroponic system with the screen of green growing technique.
Where to find it?
Even though the company that makes Gorilla Glue is based in Las Vegas, their strains are popular across the entire North America and Europe.
Gorilla Glue #4 won several Cannabis Cup awards and other notable competitions, all of which made it extremely popular around the world.
In Europe, for example, you will find that many coffeeshops in Amsterdam have Gorilla Glue #4 on their menu. In the USA, it’s available in dispensaries in states that legalized cannabis.
Where to find Gorilla Glue in Canada
After it became popular in California and Washington, Canada picked up on it and Gorilla Glue #4 is now one of the most searched for cannabis strains on Google Canada.
Gorilla Glue is available in (currently illegal) dispensaries but unfortunately none of the licensed producers sell it under that name. Whistler Medical Marijuana grows a strain called “Medical Glue” which may indicate that its genetics are indeed of Gorilla Glue.