Gorilla Glue #4
The strain formerly known as Gorilla Glue #4, otherwise known by its abbreviation, GG4, and now recognized as Original Glue is an extremely potent top-shelf hybrid strain that was originally discovered by the world renowned team at GG Strains. Gorilla Glue #4 is a multiple award-winning strain, dominating competitions within local circuits and even taking home the prestigious High Times World Cannabis Cup for ‘Best Hybrid’ in 2014. GG4 is praised for its notable potency and high THC content. As its name may suggest, Gorilla Glue #4 is extraordinarily sticky – each individual THC trichome is fresh and extremely adhesive.
Gorilla Glue #4 is a heavily intoxicating hybrid strain that is lauded amongst both medicinal and recreational users. The lineage of Gorilla Glue #4 is unique and well-respected within the cannabis community. It consists of a trifecta of Chem Sis, Chocolate Diesel and Sour Dubb. Gorilla Glue #4 is 67% indica and 37% sativa, leaning more towards being an indica-dominant hybrid strain. On average, GG4 boasts mighty THC contents ranging between 27 to 30%, which is surprisingly high for a hybrid strain. The high of Gorilla Glue #4 initially begins as a heady high, uplifting users into a cerebral and euphoric buzz. It eventually transitions into a relaxed and sedated high, gluing users to their couches. The benefits of GG4 are most effective when used for the treatment of anxiety, PTSD, insomnia and moderate aches and pains.
Exceptionally resinous, Gorilla Glue #4 is famous for its visually captivating snow-white appearance. GG4’s buds are medium-sized and forest-green in colour, only being contrasted by its astonishing deep-purple calyxes and leaves. Quite frankly, the previously mentioned characteristics of GG4 are unremarkable compared to what it is globally known for – the staggering amount of THC covering the plant. These sticky buds are truly frosty and blanketed by a bright, resinous layer of trichome heads that cover the entirety of the plant. This strain takes its namesake from Gorilla Glue™, who are known for their extremely adhesive super glue products. The scent and flavour profile of Gorilla Glue #4 is strikingly earthy, gassy and pungent, containing notes of a chem-like diesel fuel, sweet milk chocolate and a hint of tart lemons.
Once upon a time, cannabis consumption was considered a taboo act, and unacceptable in society. These days, the appeal of marijuana is stronger than ever, and the act of smoking marijuana itself is a very common occurrence – even Barack Obama once admitted to trying the ganja saying “I didn’t inhale it, and never tried it again.” Studies done on cannabis usage in America have shown that 64% of Americans are in support of the legalization of marijuana nationwide. Lucky for us Canadians, the Cannabis culture is widely accepted and even openly celebrated. Our relaxed attitude and values towards weed has embedded cannabis as a norm in Canadian society.
Indica vs Sativa
With thousands of years of history and such a wide abundance of strains available, it is important to know the differences between indica, sativa and even hybrid strains to find out what is most suitable for your own personal needs. Simply put, indica strains and sativa strains differ in their physiological effects and their appearance. Hybrid strains are the result of cross-breeding both an indica strain and a sativa strain together to create a new strain in itself. Because each cannabis strain is so complex and different from one another, it is hard to classify the three phenotypes or variants by their effects alone.
|Best for night-time usage||BEST FOR DAY-TIME USAGE|
In such a growing and experimental industry, science has made it possible for the creation of new strains to meet the unique demand of consumers. Hybrid strains are created when geneticists or growers cross-breed pure indica strains, sativa strains or other hybrid strains together to create a new plant, and they can lean towards either being indica dominant, sativa dominant or an equal 50/50 balance of its parentage. What is different about hybrid plants compared to indicas or sativas is that the range of effects are endless. Hybrid strains are very complex and can be bred to contain both sativa and indica characteristics, making them great for those looking for the best of both worlds, in a sense.