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Gorilla Glue: The Legend of the West Coast

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Profile and effects of Gorilla Glue # 4 strain

Why are so many people sticking around with Gorilla Glue? If you already have a little cannabis knowledge, it's more than likely that you've heard of the Gorilla Glue strain. It is a very potent and very popular strain with most legal dispensaries having it on their menu. Its intoxicating mix of euphoric, relaxing and soporific effects gives it a powerful high, its name refers to glue because it "sticks to your brain", smokers are literally "glued to the sofa". Gorrila Glue's high THC content comes from the heavy coverage of sticky trichomes that cover its bud. Its resin is also compared to "glue" and for this reason that this name was given to it.

Gorilla Glue is a super popular and super potent indica and sativa blend

Gorilla Glue
Gorilla Glue

Gorilla Glue is not only used for "fun", but also for its medical effects. Many patients who self-medicate with this strain say they feel that their physical or psychic worries disappear as the tranquilizing effects remove stress, depression, pain and sleep becomes peaceful again.

Detail of Gorilla Glue strain

GG4 aka Gorilla Glue is a hybrid strain (a mixture of indica and sativa) developed by GG strains. The glue company "Gorilla Glue" having obtained a license for this name, it has since been renamed "Original Glue". This strain was created by the combination of three different strains - Chem's Sister, Sour Dubb and Chocolate Diesel.

With its high THC content, this strain has a blend of potent effects that make her very popular with experienced cannabis users. Gorilla Glue is not only popular with consumers, it has also won its fair share of awards. Notably, she won the award for best hybrid flower at the 2015 Cannabis World Cup and second place for best hybrid flower at the 2016 Colorado Cup.

Effects of Gorilla Glue strain

On average, its THC content is between 18-22%. Certain strains can register a rate of up to 28%, giving it particularly powerful luminaries. Its potency has largely contributed to its popularity, its effects are instantaneous and last over time. Users accustomed to cannabis also appreciate its euphoric side and the psychoactive effects of a high THC strain, but novices should exercise caution. Note that this strain contains very little CBD.

After consumption, the stimulating effects of this strain are felt almost instantly, which is why many users find it useful in relieving stress. The cerebral effects are described as euphoric and happy and can often cause laughter. These effects are accompanied by a strong body high, which induces strong relaxation. Sedation is common in this case as the body begins to relax, making the user feel like they are "glued to the couch" or "blissfully melted".

Mental clarity becomes cloudier and more difficult to achieve when body and mind relax in unison, but this is often a desired result by many consumers. Dizziness, although rare, is a reported side effect of taking repeated or higher doses. As with many other strains, dry eyes and mouth are also common side effects.

Gorilla Glue Plant
gorilla glue head

With this blend of effects on body and mind, Gorilla Glue has shown great medical potential and is popular among patients who choose to self-medicate. Pain relief is the most commonly cited benefit for this strain. With its effects on the mind and body, consumers regularly report that their chronic pain and muscle aches are temporarily erased. It has also been used to help manage symptoms of arthritis and acute inflammatory injuries. Although it provides strong pain relief, due to its almost non-existent CBD content, this strain is not recommended for more serious conditions like fibromyalgia.

Some users who suffer from problems related to stress, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder rely on this strain to help them manage some of their symptoms. The stimulating and relaxing effects of this strain help to improve mood, while the potent mind-numbing effects are useful in quenching or regulating any negative thoughts or emotions. As this strain also has a tranquilizing effect, many use it before bed to treat insomnia or difficulty falling asleep.

The same caveats that apply to many high THC strains also apply to Gorilla Glue. Anyone who is sensitive or predisposed to these conditions may experience feelings of anxiety or paranoia after consuming this strain. Although popular with experienced cannabis users, it is not recommended for novices or newcomers.

Look, smell and taste of Gorilla Glue

Gorilla Glue buds are typically dense and spongy, dark olive green in color and covered with orange pistils. These buds are covered with a very sticky resin due to their high concentration of trichomes, which gives the buds a frosty appearance. This sticky resin is the origin of the name "Gorilla Glue" because the breeder of GG Strains found it to be comparable to commercial glue.

This strain has a few different attributes from each of its parent strains, which gives it a pretty interesting scent. The resulting aroma has hints of pine, chocolate, coffee and diesel, which makes it quite tangy after burning. This strain also has a characteristic smell of earth and vegetation, similar to that of its sister strains. The main terpenes of this strain are caryophyllene (peppery) and limonene (citrus), with a hint of myrcene (herbs).

Don't be fooled by some sweet aromatic notes, as this strain has a sour taste. Although the chocolate and coffee notes can sometimes be tasted, they are almost completely drowned out by the strong diesel flavor, which can remain in the mouth long after consumption.

Availability of Gorilla Glue strain

Originally cultivated in Nevada by the GG strains, Gorilla Glue is today mainly cultivated in Colorado. This strain is also cultivated in several legal states in the United States such as California, Arizona, Oklahoma, and others. Due to its popularity, this strain is available at many dispensaries (like Original Glue) in these legal states and more. Top Shelf Botanicals (Montana), Phat Panda (Washington) and Green Prairie Farms (Oklahoma) are just a few of the partners of GG Strains licensed to grow and distribute Original Glue. This strain is relatively inexpensive compared to other high-end strains, costing around A $ 100 for a half ounce and A $ 175 for a full ounce.

The GG strains also cultivate other Original Glue (GG4) phenotypes such as Sister Glue (GG1), New Glue (GG5), Gluechee and Purpleglue with similar but varying effects. These strains are only available for purchase from GG Strains partners. If you want to break free from the Glue family, some similar strains are Sunset Sherbet, Girl Scout Cookies, and Gelato. These strains have a lower THC content and a different taste profile.

Gorilla Glue has quite a legacy and shows no signs of losing admirers in the near future. Revered for her mental and physical potency, this strain is adored by medical and recreational cannabis users. Gorilla Glue is one of the most popular strains of 2020, but also one of the most popular of all time.

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