Saturday 4th December, 2021

Issue No.69

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The strain of the Week: Gorilla Glue

Originating from a cross between Sour Dub, Chem Sister and Chocolate Diesel, Gorilla Glue has already won so many awards that we've lost even the count. The main winners are first place in the 2014 Michigan and Los Angeles Cannabis Cup and the Jamaican High Times World Cup in the same year. In 2015 Gorilla Glue won the World Cannabis Cup, and in 2018 the Cannabis Cup Spain.

The awards praise the quality of the strain that is sought after around the world. Interestingly, according to GG Strain's founders Joesy Whales and Lone Watty, the Original Glue was an accident. One of the most special genetics in the world was born when the Chem Sister Joesy was cultivating became hermaphrodite and pollinated a cross of Sour Dubb and Chem Diesel.

green plant in close up photography, Gorilla Glue strain.

What a divine accident! Its flowers are robust and completely covered in a thick, sticky resin. Gorilla Glue is very special and is named for the viscosity of its trichomes that work as a glue for the fingers of those who want to make a joint of the strain.

The Gorilla Glue strain has a very characteristic and extremely strong odour, which mixes earthy notes with a little pine and chocolate. In addition to the potent psychoactive effects, this strain also has a very strong and unrivaled flavour, which mixes the sour with the "Diesel" taste inherited from other strains.

As for the terpene profile – the strain is rich in Caryophyllene, Limonene, and Myrcene. Caryophyllene helps fight inflammation, and Limonene is believed to help fight anxiety and stress.

Gorilla Glue Effects

If you're looking for a strain that will get you completely stoned, you've found the right strain. Gorilla Glue's relaxing effects are extraordinary. With specimens reaching up to 30% THC, some Original Glue balls will cause calming effects but also euphoria.

Because of the high amount of THC, strain can cause other potent psychoactive effects, such as anxiety that doesn't seem to go away. However, strain's trademark is to leave you glued, glued to the sofa, very calm and relaxed.

Remember that Gorilla Glue is not recommended for use at the beginning of the day – unless the only thing you need to do is sit on the couch eating snacks all day. Being able to do complex tasks that require motor coordination and reasoning after consuming Gorilla Glue is something that even the most experienced cannabis users will not be able to do well. You can check a video about more Gorilla Glue details:

Medicinal Use of Gorilla Glue

In addition to its above-average amount of THC, Gorilla Glue also has a concentration of approximately 1% CBN, which makes it excellent for treating some medical conditions.

The Gorilla Glue strain wave can leave you in a relaxed and euphoric state of mind, which helps a lot in combating anxiety, stress, and depression. As we mentioned above, the strain can leave you glued to the sofa for hours, which also makes it a great ally in combating insomnia. Users also report that posttraumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) patients can find great relief in this award-winning strain.

Cultivation

black gorilla standing behind rock, Gorilla Glue has the same name of this majestic creature

There are strains that are very easy and strains that are very difficult to grow. You could say that the Original Gorilla Glue fits right in the middle of the two categories. Growers report that the strain has good yields both Indoor and Outdoor, but Indoor cultivation is more recommended when discretion is needed due to the intense, strong smell that the plant gives off.

  • Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks, plus or minus 60 days.
  • Yield: Medium-high
  • The difficulty of Grow: Moderate
  • Preferred climate: Temperate climates, with the temperature between 20-30ºC. Always keep the humidity under control, as your resin-covered flowers can attract mold if the ambient humidity is high. Lower temperatures at the end of flowering can help produce trichomes.
  • Fertilization: Many growers recommend fertilization with an emphasis on fertilizers rich in potassium and silica. These elements will help the plant get stronger as the flowers gain weight.

Tips: Gorilla Glue grows vertically quickly and can therefore become a real wonder using the SCROG (green screen) method, as fast-growing and robust plants will fill all the spaces in your garden quickly.
Another very good tip is to use LST or low-stress training. This method consists of tying the branches to strengthen them and serves to give all buds the same amount of sunlight, which will ensure that the entire plant reaches its maximum potential.

Be careful; Gorilla Glue is a very susceptible plant to hermaphroditism – always stay tuned to eliminate male plants from your crop as quickly as possible.

Conclusion

The strain of the Week: Gorilla Glue

I hope the information about the characteristics, recreational and medicinal effects of Gorilla Glue has helped you understand more about this strain and decide the best time to smoke it and, of course, if you will enjoy the breeze of this strain!

If you want to read about other types of Gorilla Glue and other marijuana strains, you can check some more here:

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