The Story of the Legendary Gorilla Glue Strain

The Story of the Legendary Gorilla Glue Strain

Award-winning Gorilla Glue, also known as Original Glue or GG#4, earned first place in several prominent Cannabis Cups, including the Jamaican World Cup. Gorilla Glue remains one of the most popular strains to enjoy and grow for its balanced genetics and huge, super-sticky buds. The strain’s exceptional resin yield makes Gorilla Glue a favorite among extract manufacturers.

Gorilla Glue Genetics

Gorilla Glue is the flagship strain of Nevada’s GG Strains. Unfortunately, the breeders faced a legal hurdle because an adhesive company had a product with the same name. The conflict prompted GG Strains to start referring to their hybrid as Original Glue or GG#4. The company has produced an entire line of GG hybrids, including:

  • New Glue
  • Sister Glue
  • Purple Glue
  • GlueChee

Gorilla Glue is a relatively balanced hybrid with a 60:40 indica-to-sativa ratio and features a complex genetic make-up comprised of three distinct strains:

  • Chem’s Sister
  • Sour Dubb
  • Chocolate Diesel

Gorilla Glue Flavor and Aroma

Gorilla Glue’s emerald green buds emit a potent diesel aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate. Dominant terpenes like myrcene, limonene, pinene, and beta-caryophyllene give the buds a sweet, earthy flavor with strong citrus overtones punctuated by spicy notes. Smoking Gorilla Glue produces a strong skunky odor, so you won’t want to risk any sneaky toking with this strain.

Gorilla Glue Effects

Beginners should be careful when partaking of this potent hybrid. The THC levels in typical Gorilla Glue buds can reach up to 30%, prompting High Times magazine to include the strain in its 2017 list of the Strongest Strains on Earth. Gorilla Glue is heavily sedating and can affect the mind and body like King Kong’s visit to New York.

On the other hand, Gorilla Glue can be just the remedy you need when you’re under the weather and require a little extra rest and recuperation. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a strain that can battle a nagging hangover better than Gorilla Glue. Medical marijuana doctors often recommend GG#4 for depression, sleep problems, and migraine headaches. Original Glue is a useful strain to have on hand for busting through daily stress and indulging in calm contemplation.

Gorilla Glue Reviews

Gorilla Glue makes an excellent addition to any grow room. Customer reviews are off the charts with positive comments, such as:

  • “I’ve been searching for pain relief for six years. [I] finally found it. I need a constant supply.” – Cindy Johnson from Wikileaf.
  • “World’s best strain hands down.” – Douglas from
  • “One of the most consistent highs you can expect every time! Buds taste delectable!” – Dvape from

Growing Gorilla Glue Seeds

Gorilla Glue is one of the easiest strains to grow from seeds, making it an ideal choice for new gardeners. Despite its typically gargantuan buds, Gorilla Glue resists mold and diseases like a champ. The strain produces an unusual quantity of cannabinoid-rich trichomes, and growers often find that they need to install an extra filter around harvest time. Trimmers will want to keep an extra pair of sheers and some alcohol around when they manicure Gorilla Glue’s resinous buds. 

Growing Gorilla Glue Indoors

Gorilla Glue plants tend to grow medium-tall indoors and respond particularly well to ScROG techniques. You may want to top the plants several times to prevent them from concentrating all of their energy on the topmost buds. You can also maximize yield by focusing a few supplemental LED bar lights toward the lower branches and thinning out larger fan leaves. Additionally, experienced GG#4 growers suggest fertilizing with potassium silicate to further increase yields.

Although Gorilla Glue has a high-tolerance for disease, you’ll want to carefully control the humidity levels in the growing environment, especially during the flowering stage. The strain’s mammoth buds can become prey to mold if allowed to become too moist with humidity. Indoor Gorilla Glue plants flower in eight or nine weeks and produce yields of around 18 ounces per plant.

Growing Gorilla Glue Outdoors

Gorilla Glue plants prefer a warmer climate, so you’ll need to protect them from rain or early frost. Outdoor growers will need to get some trellising up before the buds swell to keep the branches from breaking due to wind gusts and the weight of GG#4’s huge flowers. When cultivated properly, Gorilla Glue can produce an outdoor yield of up to 22 ounces per plant.