Accidents have the potential to be wonderful things. Particularly when the result is the creation of truly legendary cannabis such as the Gorilla Glue strain. A perennial favourite on a global basis, the affectionately known GG is the kind of strain that packs a punch even cannabis connoisseurs are often surprised by.
Speaking of which, lay your hands on a quality batch and the one thing you won’t be able to do is let go of it. GG weed takes its name from its characteristic production of the kind of thick and sticky resin that gets all over the place. Not that this is ever a bad thing, of course!
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The GG Marijuana strain
Legend has it that the Gorilla Glue strain was developed entirely by accident when a pair of cannabis engineers by the names of Joesy Whales and Lonie Watie accidentally cross-pollinated Sour Dubb with Chem Sis. As they hadn’t intended to do so, the resulting strain was initially tossed into the trash, though lucky for all of us they hung onto some of the seeds.
When these seeds were planted at a later date, the result was the iconic GG strain that’s been setting new standards across much of the world ever since. To say that GG is all about the total sensory experience would be something of an understatement.
It looks incredible, has one of the stickiest hand-feels you’ll ever encounter and is ridiculously strong to boot. While it’s normal to produce GG with extraordinarily high THC levels in the region of around 25%, some have reportedly taken this in excess of 30%.
While it’s pretty obvious that the ‘Glue’ in the title refers to the stickiness of the buds, others also (quite rightly) point out that this baby is more than capable of fixing anyone to the couch for hours on end after just a couple of hits. A little like being punched in the brain by a towering silverback gorilla…in a good way!
With this kind of potency, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that Gorilla Glue weed packs one hell of a hit. But the interesting thing with GG is that if handled correctly, it can also deliver a beautifully balanced and enjoyable smoke. As would be expected from high-quality Indica strains, it’s predominantly about stress relief and the kind of relaxation that’s borderline overpowering. For relaxing after a tough day or helping you get a good night’s sleep, this potent strain ticks all the right boxes.
Nevertheless, the GG strain is also renowned for delivering a sense of uplifting happiness at the same time. Meaning that along with being well and truly glued to whichever surface you choose to position yourself on, you’ll also feel pretty fantastic while doing so! Just don’t get carried away - one toke over the line with this stuff really can be incapacitating!
It’s also notorious for bringing on pretty radical bouts of the munchies and is therefore just the ticket for those struggling with appetite loss.
Gorilla Glue weed is routinely turned to as a strong and effective painkiller – one that presents none of the dangerous or damaging side effects of standard pharmaceutical medications.
Flavour and Fragrance
With those quintessential woody-pine characteristics and a sweet-citrus hint in the background, the flavour profile of GG certainly doesn’t disappoint.
The buds give off the most wonderfully fresh and sharp aromas when broken, which when burned release a ton of musky earth and an unmistakable hit of pepper-spice. Balanced the smoke maybe, but it’s also rich and dense enough to induce coughing when taken for granted. There’s a seriously fiery punch to the smoke with an interesting menthol-tinged aftertaste.
Like it or not, this is the kind of smoke you will definitely still be tasting when you wake up in the morning!
Unashamedly powerful with THC levels that often go as high as 25%, Gorilla Glue is one of the most mind- blowing and unforgettable strains you’re ever likely to lay your hands on.
What's in a name? In this case, everything!
The world-famous Gorilla Glue strain has been winning cannabis cups and consumers' hearts all over the world in recent years and it's easy to see why. With insanely high THC levels, fantastic flavours and frankly ridiculous level of resin production this strain is a serious contender for the connoisseur's Choice crown. As for the name, well those super sticky and highly abundant trichomes are liable to stick your scissors together during manicuring, your fingers together during handling or just plain 'glue' you to the couch after consuming.
With wins at cups in Michigan, Los Angeles and Jamaica, the Gorilla's amazing potential is no longer secret and patients will come from far and wide to get their hands sticky with Gorilla Glue #4.
So what's in a strain?
GG#4 is known to be one of the very potent hybrid strains which causes uplifting feelings of euphoria combined with extreme relaxation (remember the part where you're glued to the couch!).
The parent strains for this super beast are Chem's Sister, Sour Dubb and Chocolate Diesel, which have passed down a strong earth-like, somewhat sour aroma to the offspring along with a spicy and diesely aftertaste. THC levels regularly test at 24%+ (as high as 30% in some documented cases) which should be expected with such dense, sticky trichome production.
With the strain being fairly well guarded by the original creators it's only recently been possible to pick up in seed form, although there's a been a good run of copies and hybrids bearing the eponymous 'Glue' tag in their names. With the original finally released in seed form (on no doubt highly limited runs) we've gathered the best Gorilla seeds here in one place, for all the stickiest strain goodness!
Growing Gorilla Glue Weed
While GG may not be the most generous strain in terms of yields or resilience to common problems, a little goes a very long way.
Those looking to grow this high THC strain where cultivation has been legalized will need a warm Mediterranean climate to succeed outdoors, otherwise, it’s a case of bringing things inside with a minimum of a 600W lighting setup. The plants themselves are not particularly huge and nor are the yields – flowering times coming in at around 10 weeks.
In any case, just as soon as those buds begin to develop, you’ll see exactly why Gorilla Glue weed is befitting of such a name and you’ll be more than glad you made the effort to bring her into your world!
With so much variety to GG, it's a veritable jungle out there filled with sticky choices and high promises. Fans of the delictable GSC should have a batch of Gorilla Cookies high on their priorities. Trust us, you don't want to miss out on the Gorila Cookies strain.
Other top contenders for your heart should be the famous GG#4, the wild and beautiful Purple Gorilla, or, for the traditionalist, the mighty original, GG#1