Gorilla Glue, also known as Original Glue, is a particularly potent strain as you may have figure out from the name. This hybrid strain is notable for its almost instantaneous relaxing effects, making it perfect for hanging out on lazy, work-free days, or nights when sleep or rest is a little hard to come by.
Along with its full-body effects (which will leave you “glued” to your couch), Original Glue also impacts the mind, making thoughts hazy and cloudy. Nevertheless, with multiple awards to its name, one thing that is clear is that this strain is certainly popular.
Created by GG strains, Gorilla Glue is a Sativa-dominant hybrid. It boasts a notably high THC content (averaging about 18-25 THC), and a very low CBD (ranging between 0.05 to 0.1 percent). Some dispensaries offer Original Glue strains with THC as high as 32 percent.
Gorilla Glue is a hybrid strain, meaning that it has been extensively backcrossed. Its parents include Chocolate Diesel, Sour Dubb, Sour Diesel, and Chem’s Sister. Remarkably, Gorilla Glue is the result of a happy accident, when a hermaphrodite Chem’s Sister plant accidentally pollinated a Sour Dubb plant. It definitely has not come by its multiple awards by accident, though, which include wins at the 2014 Cannabis Cup in both Los Angeles and Michigan, and the High Times Jamaican World Cup.
Appearance and Aroma
This hybrid cannabis strain gets its name from its leaves, which are very sticky and covered with resin. Unsurprisingly, the choice of name for Gorilla Glue #4 has resulted in a drawn-out legal wrangle with the makers of Gorilla Glue (the adhesive), and Gorilla Glue #4 is becoming identified as Original Glue these days.
This cannabis strain is covered in crystalline trichomes, with amber hairs sticking out prominently. Its buds are fluffy, with a remarkable olive-green color.
Original Glue plant is notably tall, and when given adequate room to grow (such as the outdoors), it can reach heights of over 80 inches.
Due to its resinous leaves, Original Glue has a heavy, pungent aroma, which gives off a distinct, diesel-like flavor. You’ll also notice chocolate and coffee scents, along with a vaguely spicy, earthy note.
In spite of the high Sativa content of this cannabis strain, it doesn’t make you very active or energetic. On the contrary, Gorilla Glue is famous for its couch-locking effects which can leave you glued to a spot for several hours, with a contented, mellow feeling.
The effects of Gorilla Glue hit rapidly, starting with a heady, exhilarating rush. Leaving you with a buzz that engulfs all your senses, this is followed almost immediately by a feeling of intense relaxation as the initial buzz gently mellows out.
While you’ll find it difficult to move for several hours after taking your first hit of this cannabis strain, it’ll leave you feeling euphoric, with a heightened sense of mental clarity.
Gorilla Glue is great for medical users seeking an instant release from several types of pain, or recreational users who want to experience the unique thrill that this strain offers.
It is however important to remember that Gorilla Glue is extremely potent and moderate doses are recommended for even experienced users. People who are just trying it out for the first time are encouraged to go easy at first, as its effects can be pretty intense and overwhelming.
Gorilla Glue has a low CBD content, which makes it unpopular for the treatment of serious medical conditions such as cancer, seizures, or nervous disorders. On the other hand, the high THC content of the cannabis strain makes it highly effective for the treatment and management of mild to moderate medical conditions including insomnia, headache, depression, loss of appetite, and OCD.
This cannabis strain is also adept at helping you manage and deal with a wide variety of stomach ailments such as nausea and stomach upset. It is a particularly effective remedy, even more potent and soothing than most over the counter prescriptions.
People who suffer from chronic, intense pain will also find Gorilla Glue extremely useful. Its high THC content is especially effective at blocking out the pain and infusing users with a feeling of relaxation and happiness. Users who suffer from gum disease and muscle spasms also only have good things to say about Gorilla Glue.
If you find it difficult to sleep at night, Gorilla Glue can help remedy this very quickly. It will help your body to relax, which will make sleep much easier to come by.
When it comes to the treatment of mental disorders, however, Gorilla Glue truly shines. It is most commonly used by people suffering from depression and OCD.
Again, it’s important to emphasize that Gorilla Glue should be taken in moderate doses for the treatment of medical conditions, as consuming too much of it may introduce several side effects including anxiety and stress.
Growing Gorilla Glue
Gorilla Glue seeds can be cultivated both indoors and outdoors. The plant is not particularly fussy, although it will perform better with care, attention, and space to really stretch out. It is not easily affected by pests and diseases, and all it takes to increase yield is to add CO2 to your grow room.
Grown indoors, Gorilla Glue has a flowering time of 8-9 weeks, with an average yield of 18 ounces per square meter planted. It grows very rapidly, and at harvest, you’re going to need several cutting tools, as the resin content of this plant will clog up quite a few.
Gorilla Glue seeds grown outdoors perform better than those grown indoors, with a yield that may climb as high as 21 ounces per plant. When it’s at the vegetative stage, it’s best to expose the plant to a temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day.
Also, for Gorilla Glue seeds to grow well, they require Calcium, Sulfur, and Magnesium, along with Potassium, Nitrogen, and Phosphorus.
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