Gorilla Glue #4

Gorilla Glue #4 Qualities and Characteristics

Mental Aid
Stress, Lack of focus, PMS
Physical Aid
Pain relief
Hybrid sativa dominant
Type of High
Calm, Cerebral, Focused, Relaxing
Chemical, Chocolate, Earthy, Fuel, Sour
Lemon, Mint, Pine
Side Effects
Dizziness, Dry eyes, Dry mouth, Headache, Paranoia

A happy accident involving a hermaphroditic Chem Sister and a Sour Dubble eventually resulted in Gorilla Glue #4, a newcomer that is already making a name for itself by winning two 1st place High Times Cannabis Cups in Los Angeles and Michigan in 2014. A sativa-dominant hybrid, Gorilla Glue starts out with a semi-focused, clear high giving way to its indica side with body relaxation, matching the calmer concentration. Recommended for pain relief, especially menstruation cramps. Like its parents, this is a potent strain and novices should use with care.

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  • Indoor flowering time: 63-70 days

If you decide to get Gorilla Glue feminized seeds rather than Gorilla Glue BX regular seeds, be advised that the process of feminizing seeds can sometimes increase the plants hermaphrodite tendencies. Because the original Gorilla Glue #4 strain was the result of a accidental pollination by a hermaphrodite, each plant should be regularly checked in flowering for pollen sacs.


Flowering Time: 9-10 weeks. Yield: moderate.


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Gorilla Glue #4 is a recent 2014 L.A. High Times Cannabis Cup 1st place winner and is an indica dominant hybrid strain stemming from the tri-cross of ChemSis x Chocolate Diesel. That offspring was then bred with Sour Dubb (from rumor, this all may have happened by sheer accident, however, a happy accident). From what I’ve heard, it is a Colorado born strain too. The “#4″ in the name comes from the phenotype, originally the breeders were left with several variances in appearances due to different genes being highlighted in the tri-cross and decided #4 was indeed the all-around desired strain phenotype they wanted to build on.


Joesy Whales: “I have been getting a lot of questions about the gg4 so I’m going to tell everyone how it went down. A few years ago I was growing sour dubb and chem sister and some others. The chem sis threw a couple nanners and hit the sour dubb, I held those seeds for a year or so and finally popped 5 of them. They were ok, really had one nice pheno but I lost it in a security scare. The other 4 phenos all hermed on me and totally seeded my whole stadium run. I was pissed. I got rid of all of it to a friend, Marrdog. He kept a lot of the seeds and about a year later we had a joint grow going and he popped I believe it was 6 of those seeds. I was really concerned that they would herm and didn’t have much hope for them. They were all female. We ended up with phenos 1, 2, 4 and one we called the runt. All were outstanding, the clear winner though was the gg 4. So thanks to Marrdog and Lady Luck.”


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Gorilla Glue #4 is a potent hybrid strain that won 1st place in the 2014 Los Angeles High Times Cannabis Cup entered by the Standard Seed Collective (SSC) of San Diego, CA. This pheno cut was gifted to the SSC from Joesy Whales the strain breeder as followed online at International Cannagraphic (ICMAG).


Gorilla Glue #4 gets it names from the trichomes that "glue" up the scissors when manicuring this baby.


Gorilla Glue is thought by many to be one of the most potent strains in existence. This rockstar strain won the 2014 Cannabis Cup as best hybrid. It is known for its extreme potency and gets its name from the resin that covers the scissors when trimming.


As I start to break up the flowers to smoke, I can see for sure why “glue” became a part of the nomenclature. I can only imagine what trimming this beautiful crop leaves scissors looking like… scissor hash anyone? Even after washing my hands and using rubbing alcohol to remove more residue, things were still sticking to my fingers and I couldn’t navigate my touch-screen phone. Saying this strain is rather resinous is a bold understatement. I’m absolutely intrigued by the fragrance and array of aromatics Gorilla Glue #4 presents to me. Between the slight pine and diesel scents, a sweet chemical nature smell comes to light, which reminds me of my grandma’s bath tub cleaner “Comet” mixed with her potpourri next to the sink. The taste of this strain pretty much follows the same footsteps as the terpene or scent profile, though the sweetness is more upfront and the diesel hits the back end of the exhale. Some say there are hints of chocolate in the taste, however, I could not detect it. The effect of this medicine is nice. Gorilla Glue #4 being an indica dominant strain, the buzz is more bodily, leaving me feeling relaxed and emotionally uplifted but not elated with euphoria. However, I was extremely content with my mental state as well as my physical pain level.


Gorilla Glue #4 is a very potent strain of cannabis, mainly grown in Colorado. The genetic makeup is a mix of Chocolate Diesel with Sour Diesel. The smell of diesel is strong but the taste is similar to coffee that has gone stale. The smell is extremely strong, one of the strongest strains. This is why it is mainly grown indoors. The THC level is about 25%. This marijuana plant is light green in color. When it is ready to be harvested, the leaves look like they have snow or salt on them. They offer a high yield of THC. Gorilla Glue #4 is a sativa hybrid strain. This type of cannabis is often used by those that feel a need to self-medicate. It can help with reducing chronic pain such as arthritis and chronic back pain. It is also used for the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).