Gorilla Glue #4 is a delectable hybrid created from a few strains: Chem’s Sister, Chocolate Diesel, and Sour Dubb. Its scent has been described as pungent, earthy, and sour, as is common with many diesel-type strains. Gorilla Glue scored first place in the LA and Michigan 2014 Cannabis Cups, and even in the High Times Jamaican World Cup. Incredibly potent, euphoric, and delightful, it’s no wonder this strain has won so many awards.
Effects boast a relaxation like no other. This hybrid is definitely suitable for getting couch-locked and heavy. It produces a very hard-hitting body high, so travel carefully. Try using it when you can’t sleep, or need to relax and focus on that. Many have described the smell and flavor to be like coffee, or chocolate, with hints of the sourness of lemon zest. Super sticky, dense, resin-coated buds are what to look for, and be sure to store them in an air-tight container. They’re named after glue for a reason!
The smoke is smooth and tasty. Definitely crack a window unless you enjoy overwhelmingly strong strains. Batches that are more sativa dominant may help you get up and go, but I prefer to use this strain on a day of rest. Great for people who have a difficult time concentrating, making themselves stay in one place for extended periods of time, and for meditating.
Excellent pain relief, freedom from anxiety, and a major boost in appetite are all things to look forward to with Gorilla Glue. Its effects are long-lasting without having that dreading feeling of “when will this end?” In my experience, GG#4 has been very calming. It’s given a mood uplift without losing track of time or my awareness and has helped to settle nervousness and anxiety. The pain relief lasted well over 3 hours, a side effect I can never get enough of. I highly recommend this strain for folks with chronic pain and depression. It doesn’t necessarily take away pain, or heal it, but you start to focus on other things, recognize different behavioral patterns to try, and often just forget that you’re even in pain.
image: Ry Prichard, The Cannabist