Seedfinder calls Gorilla Glue the love child of a Sour Dubb and Chem Sister crossbred with Chocolate Diesel.
Legend has it that the well-loved Gorilla Glue was accidentally created by two farmers, Joesy Whales and Lonie Watie. Whales’ Chem Sister plants “hermied”—that is, grew pollen sacs—and pollinated his Sour Dubb. The resulting seeds were somehow preserved, and when they popped, the famous Gorilla Glue was born.
The flowering time for the strain is nine to 10 weeks, at which point Gorilla Glue should have some sizeable buds with enough trichomes to make them as sticky as the glue for which it was named. Get it?
First. This stain’s a majestic beast
Gorilla Glue was bestowed its name—again, as legend has it—because of the strain’s crazy resin production. But beyond the resin is the strength of Gorilla Glue; it has the potential for THC levels that measure a potent 24 to 26 percent—one iteration measuring 25.8 won the 2015 Cannabis Cup in San Francisco, with some phenotypes reportedly measuring 30 percent. Get ready to be glued to your seat.
Second. There’s only one gorilla in this jungle
Once upon a time, the Gorilla Glue Co., a well-known adhesives company from Ohio, sought to reach a settlement with GG Strains LLC over the Gorilla Glue name. The trademark lawsuit over GG Strains’ licensing and marketing of products quoted “confusingly similar” names as the crux of the dispute, causing the popular strain Gorilla Glue #4 to be rebranded as GG4.
Third. Gorilla offers a tasty treat
Gorilla Glue has a varied lineage and a terpene profile that reflects its mutt status. Reviews tend to talk about earthy and sweet notes with hints of lemon and woody pine. This scrumptious flower child gets the earthy chocolate/skunky fuel notes from a Chocolate Diesel parent and the spiciness of the “chem” lineage.
Fourth. This strain puts on a (best in) show
Gorilla Glue #4 has accumulated some High Times Cannabis Cup notoriety. The Gorilla Glue #4 iteration from Standard Seed Collective won “best hybrid” at the 2014 Cannabis Cup in Southern California, and then the Life is Good iteration won High Times 2015 World Cannabis Cup, again for “best hybrid.”
Fifth. Canada houses its own elusive Gorillas
Canadians would probably like to see more Gorilla Glue on the market, but at the time of publishing, the pickings were slim. However, some products are genetically related to Gorilla Glue. Whistler carries a strain called Medical Glue ($12 per g), and Delta 9 Cannabis offers patients a variety called GG IV, which is likely a thinly veiled rebrand of “GG4”. Delta 9 describes its buds as “olive green with hues of blue and light brown pistils.”
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Written by Angela Stelmakowich