You have probably heard the terms “indica,” “sativa,” and “hybrid” when talking about marijuana strains. These three basic classifications essentially refer to a wide variety of shapes and structures of the cannabis plant. While strains that fall under sativa are believed to stimulate and energize, indica strains seem to offer a more calming effect on the user. A hybrid, on the other hand, is a mix of both sativa and indica with varying potency of each strain.
What Is Gorilla Glue #4?
There are thousands of cannabis strains available in markets all over the world, and one of the most sought-after strains is Gorilla Glue #4 (GG4). Formally known as Original Glue, GG4 is a powerful strain invented back in 2013 and has since won multiple awards in Cannabis Cups worldwide. GG4 is generally recognized as a well-balanced hybrid strain, but it is possible to get chunks of this that are either more indica or sativa dominant.
While the average tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) level in most cannabis these days is only about 20 percent, the Gorilla Glue #4 strain contains THC levels that go as high as 30 percent. The significant amount of THC in GG4 makes the strain particularly in demand because of its strong euphoric and relaxing effects. GG4 is a cross among Chem’s Sister, Sour Dubble, and Chocolate Diesel. Each is famous in its own right. Without a doubt, a powerful mix of these three parent strains can bring you on a blissful, dreamlike adventure.
What to Expect with Gorilla Glue #4
The Gorilla Glue #4 plant can grow tall as high as 80 inches. Heavily packed with frosty trichomes, GG4 plants usually come in a light mossy green colour with orange hairs lining down the middle. The significant amount of microscopic resinous glands coating its buds make it very sticky, indicating its high potency. Although the nugs appear rather thick and gluey, they tend to break apart quickly in your fingers, making GG4 easier to smoke.
If you find the smell of diesel somewhat aromatic, you are likely going to enjoy getting high with Gorilla Glue # 4. Offering a strong, pungent odour with hints of sour apple, gasoline, and chocolate, this strain’s aroma bursts out of the little plastic bag. A quick whiff will pique your interest and make you want to try it.
Gorilla Glue #4’s taste matches its heavy, skunky aroma. Surprisingly delicious, it is one of those strains where you hardly know what you are getting until you actually give it a try. GG4 is mostly masked by its sharp flavour, but there are still some rich notes discernible. Although this strain may not be something that you would like smeared on your cupcake, its earthy and sour aroma combined with fresh, piney flavour is still attractive. Overall, GG4 is heaven for your taste buds.
What Happens When You Try Gorilla Glue #4
As mentioned, Gorilla Glue #4 has a high THC content, so those with lower THC tolerance levels find its effects overwhelming. New users and seasoned users alike are advised to take GG4 slowly, especially if it’s your first time trying this particular strain. Don’t rush. Just take your time to get used to it.
The effects of Gorilla Glue #4 could last for as long as four hours. Users of this strain generally report overall feelings of happiness and well-being. The strain produces a strong rush of euphoria as you feel light and giggly, stimulating your brain with creative thoughts and psychedelic fantasies. At the same time, your body will slump into a relaxed state. The GG4 strain appears to offer one of the best ways to unwind before bed or chill with friends on a lazy day watching Netflix.
What Are GG4’s Potential Therapeutic Benefits and Side Effects
GG4 has gained a growing reputation for helping users who seek relief from various medical conditions. Its high THC content seems to be particularly valuable to those hoping to manage anxiety disorders. According to a 2017 study at the University of Washington, THC appears to decrease anxiety at lower doses. The research found that many people report using cannabis to cope with the condition, and this may be especially common among those with social anxiety disorder. Another team of researchers from the University of New Mexico found that cannabis with moderate to high levels of THC could be an effective painkiller.
Nevertheless, fully understanding your limits and tolerance level remains a priority before trying a new strain of weed. Your mouth could get parched and your eyes could turn red almost immediately upon using GG4. To remedy this, just drink enough liquids and apply some eyedrops. Due to the high THC content of the GG4 strain, other users could experience headaches, dizziness, anxiety, and paranoia. To avoid this, it is recommended to adequately control the dosage going into your body by trying the strain in the form of oils and edibles.
How to Grow Gorilla Glue #4
Growing Gorilla Glue #4 plants indoors is possible so long as you keep the air dry and maintain the airflow. Ensure that the lights are set in such a way that they sustain a sunny environment. GG4 plants grown indoors could produce about 18 ounces of dried bud per square meter.
Meanwhile, growing GG4 cannabis outdoors can yield to as much as 21 ounces per plant. GG4 plants can do wonders with a screen of green method or SCROG since they can take up your garden space fairly quickly. SCROG is a cultivation method that involves using a screen above the canopy of your cannabis plants and then tying the growth from the plants onto the screen as time goes on. Give all the buds equal exposure to full sunlight to ensure that the entire plant reaches its optimal growth potential. It thrives well in an environment with moderate climates ranging from 68 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, try feeding GG4 cannabis with products rich in potassium silicate to help strengthen the plant as its buds develop.
Considered to be easy to grow, flowering time for this cannabis plant takes about eight to nine weeks. To prevent mould, keep the humidity down. Its abundant trichomes are naturally water repellent, so the plant always has a raincoat on while flowering. GG4 cannabis is a resilient plant that is also resistant to pests, fungi, bacteria, viruses, and even mechanical damage.