When stoners discuss their favorite strains chances are more than likely that you’ll hear Gorilla Glue #4 make the list at least one time. A sativa-dominant hybrid, Gorilla Glue #4 has made a name for itself recently. Having won the Michigan and Los Angeles 2014 Cannabis Cups, as well as the High Times Jamaican World Cup.
Stoners across the country frequently reference gorilla Glue #4 as the best strain on the market today. It’s renowned as a strain that captures the essence of cannabis’ many benefits in an appealing and well-developed package. Plus, it has the awards to prove it! But for those of you who aren’t liable to trust big name reviews or awards, we’ve gathered the most important information regarding this strain.
Gorilla Glue #4 Breakdown
Developed by GG Strains, Gorilla glue #4 is a sativa-dominant hybrid. Its parent strains are Chem’s Sister, a sativa, Sour Dubb, a hybrid, and Chocolate diesel, another sativa. These three strains give Gorilla Glue #4 its unique and complex flavor profile. An interesting tidbit regarding the history of this strain is that Gorilla Glue #4 was actually first bred by accident! Unbeknownst to the cannabis professionals over at GG Strains, one of their hermaphroditic Chem’s Sister plants unintentionally pollinated a Sour Dubb. While the plant that this cross-pollination created was eventually destroyed some of the seeds were then taken and bred with Chocolate Diesel. The end result was none other than the now-famous strain, Gorilla Glue #4.
Gorilla Glue #4 is known for its resin-heavy buds that emit a pungent earthy aroma. In fact, Gorilla Glue #4 is one of the most potent-smelling strains of bud on the market today. And for that reason you’ll come to discover that this strain is grown primarily indoors. This allows for an added level of control when it comes to producing the strain as well as guaranteeing a certain level of quality that you often won’t find in outdoor grows.
Why Gorilla Glue #4? Well GG Strains, the company that developed Gorilla Glue #4 is actually responsible for the development of 4-5 additional Gorilla Glue strains. While this strain review deals exclusively with Gorilla Glue #4, the most popular of GG’s strains, we want to encourage all curious stoners to explore their options further. Gorilla Glue #4 is very sativa-dominant, so for those looking for a more indica-dominant high we recommend taking a look at Gorilla Glue #1, another of our favorite strains.
Characteristics of Gorilla Glue #4
You’ll know Gorilla Glue #4 when you see it. Large, chunky buds that are literally brimming with trichomes and terpenes characterize this strain. Gorilla Glue #4 is often bright green in color with smaller tinges of purple here and there. One of the easiest ways to recognize Gorilla Glue #4 is by smell. As mentioned earlier, Gorilla Glue #4 is one of the most powerfully potent smelling strains available today. You’ll understand what we’re talking about as soon as you smell Gorilla Glue #4 just once. The scent has been characterized as pungent, earthy, and aromatic in nature. But don’t let us speak for the plant, get out there and try it yourself! We guarantee that you’ll be impressed with every aspect of Gorilla Glue #4’s unique flavor and scent profile.
Recreational and Medicinal Benefits
Gorilla Glue #4 breaks down to about 70% sativa and about 30% indica. With a relatively high average THC content between 25-28%, Gorilla Glue #4 will leave you literally “glued” to the couch. The most potent of GG Strains many Gorilla Glue varieties, Gorilla Glue #4 offers a powerful high that lasts for a long time. This makes for an efficient use of bud, for those of you not interested in blowing through cannabis quickly. This strain is known for the happy, euphoric effects it brings with smoking, as well as a generally uplifted, if mildly sleepy, aftereffect. Gorilla Glue #4 will leave anyone feeling relaxed and will help alleviate even the most intense stress.
Gorilla Glue #4 is, without a doubt, one of the news strains making a splash in the medicinal and recreational communities alike. The medicinal effects of Gorilla Glue #4 are numerous. While it boasts a lower CBD content of between 2-3%, Gorilla Glue #4 is renowned for its stress-relieving effects. Moreover, Gorilla Glue #4 is one of the most popular strains on the market today for treating chronic pain. And the strain can additionally be used to alleviate and treat the effects of depression and insomnia.