A Sticky Strain of Heavy Highs
Gorilla Glue #4 Feminized (sometimes known as GG4, Original Glue or Gorilla Glue) is an award-winning strain of great critical acclaim. Well known for her high THC content (varying from 20% right up to 32%) and psychoactive traits, it’s no surprise she came first in both the 2014 Los Angeles Cannabis Cup and the Michigan Medical Cannabis Cup in the Best Hybrid category.
As the slightly Indica-dominant hybrid of classic strains Sour Dubb, Chem’s Sister, Sour Diesel and Chocolate Diesel, she boasts a combination of steady genetics and reliable growth tendencies that make her one of the most powerful strains out there.
Uplifting and positive for mind and body, Gorilla Glue #4 Feminized is a celebrity strain that will clear the way for pleasurable cerebral stimulation almost as soon as the smoke hits your lungs, freeing you of mental fatigues such as stress and tension whilst simultaneously relieving pain from a variety of ailments despite the very low CBD.
Anticipate glee and giggles with the initial euphoria of GG #4 before coming down to a relaxing body-stone that brings on the munchies, and sleep swiftly after.
With feminized seeds making for fertile plants and fruitful harvests, less effort is required to grow a plentiful yield that you might expect. Due to her sticky and glue-y resin, the most difficulty you’ll have with this lady is the trimming, but otherwise she’s robust enough for even the most inexperienced hands to manage, often described as “a bunch of trichomes with a few buds, leaves, and stalks sticking out.”
Flavor and Fragrance of Gorilla Glue #4
There’s no polite way to say it, Gorilla Glue #4 Feminized is a stinky strain. With a strong ammonia scent from growth to harvest and all the way into your joint, it’s understandable that her scent is somewhat divisive amongst consumers.
Though her aroma is sometimes compared to cat urine (or a litter box), this beauty will grow on you. With some acclimatizing, you’ll begin to notice the subtler, more pleasant notes within this hybrid's smoke - a blend of earthiness, bitter coffee and chocolate by some reports that is full-bodied and flavorful and likely to have you going back for more.
As for taste, you can expect the metallic mix of diesel and kerosene, spicy and peppery with hints of pine and mocha much like her smoke.
It only takes one hit of Gorilla Glue #4 Fem to send you soaring to the heavens, that much is inarguable. She’s a strain that will shut off external stressors almost instantaneously, filling you instead with intense positivity and sending your mind into the stratosphere.
She’s a soothing, calming head-high with just one toke - but you can expect GG #4 to hit the body like a hot bath too: heavy yet gentle, and you’ll struggle to find motivation to move for a while, “glued” to the couch. As you linger within her arms, you’ll find the intensity of her relaxing whims dial up, melting you down but never quite enough to knock you out. You can still get up and move if needs be, but expect to find it harder than usual…
A long, drawn out body stone with a side of lasting mental stimulation just about sums up Gorilla Glue #4 Feminized, and as such she’s a strain for free time, lazy days and evenings. Time spent with her will be time well enjoyed, but expect to find yourself with a chronic case of the munchies by the end of it - we recommend preparing snacks in advance, as you won’t want to move even as far as the fridge by the time she kicks in.
Medical Uses of Gorilla Glue #4 Feminized
As the Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels of Gorilla Glue #4 can often reach 28% to 30%, she’s able to work her magic on a variety of ailments as a high-grade medical strain. Add that to the limonene, pinene, linalool and myrcene terpene profile of this strain, and you’ll find that her medical benefits ramp right up.
Combining antiinflammatory and analgesic properties, Gorilla Glue #4 Feminized has been reported to provide instant comfort and pain relief for consumers who partake to alleviate the symptoms of arthritis, migraines, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and atherosclerosis. Some have also reported a longer lasting impact of reduced swelling and inflammation, but she is not a strain for serious conditions due to her low CBD content.
Since the euphoric head-high is the earliest to manifest with this THC powerhouse, those smoking her for the relief of mental health concerns are likely to find relief soonest, this is the most common medicinal usage of the strain. Sufferers of PTSD, OCD, Bipolar disorder and depression will find that her anxiolytic action will help reduce various symptoms, including those of anxiety and stress.
As with many strains, Gorilla Glue #4 Fem can also be effective in the treatment of eating disorders, nausea, lack of appetite and vomiting caused by medication or chemotherapy treatment, due to the intense hunger that accompanies her high.
Since this strain is also a particularly dense, body-stone experience, she’s also popular amongst insomniacs and those who suffer with fatigue, and can be beneficial for calming symptoms of ADD and ADHD.
Please do remember when considering this strain that a larger dosage does not mean her medicinal effects will be greater. In fact, excessive dosing of THC can cause dizziness and may heighten feelings of anxiety and paranoia. To prevent this, we recommend starting small, with a low dosage - which will also help reduce cottonmouth and dry eyes.
Growing Gorilla Glue #4 Feminized
Due to her Indica genetics, there’s good news for beginners who wish to attempt growing Gorilla Glue #4 Feminized, as her robust nature makes her particularly resistant to the common blunders of newbies - especially those who attempt trickier training techniques best left to the professionals.
Even so, sticking with simple growing techniques is recommended if you want assurance that no fatal mistakes will be made. GG #4 is the product of a lucky accident in hermaphrodite pollination (hermie), so whilst growing it’s vital to keep an eye out for pollen sacs and stamens (bananas or nanners) to avoid cross pollination. Since these are more likely to appear during the vegetatve period when the pre-flowers appear, the easiest solution is to keep this period brief.
If grown indoors, these feminized beauties can reach up to 4.5 feet in ideal conditions where heat and humidity are balanced. Heat should be maintained at between 68° to 79°F, and relative humidity (RH) levels between 40% and 50% for optimal growth. If you’re intending to get the most out of her, a minimum of four plants in a Sea of Green (SOG) setup will help you achieve the most abundant harvest of around 1.6 to 2 ounces per square foot after 9 to 10 weeks of flowering.
As harvest time begins to roll around, you’ll find the colas of Gorilla Glue #4 will start to look wintry and snow coated, as true to her name she produces huge amounts of fairly compact, classically Indica trichomes. Though don’t be surprised if she occasionally looks a tad more fluffy and Sativa-like, her buds will turn a beautiful forest green shade with furry pistils of vivid amber.
Gorilla Glue #4 Feminized can be grown outdoors too, but take care to only do so if the climate and environment are particularly favorable. In Mediterranean temperatures, you can expect a single plant to yield around 28 ounces, though expect less in the more common temperatures of the northern hemisphere.
If you prefer to grow indoors, be warned that this marijuana monster will require an odor control system capable of dealing with the pungent, overwhelming scent produced by the plants.
It’s not hard to discern why Gorilla Glue #4 is considered a celebrity amongst hybrids, combining some of the very best strains to leave you with a hard-hitting, euphoric high that’s swiftly followed by the heavy body-stone that glues you down and gives the strain her name.
Though the flavor of this strain might be something of an acquired taste, it’s hard to argue with the abundance of consumers that continue to go back for a second, third and fourth taste of her chemical, spicy flavor and pungent earthy mocha smoke. This is the sort of strain that grows on you - rapidly.
Less like closing off the mind to stress and more like wiping it away completely, the calming, cerebral buzz of Gorilla Glue #4 will wash away those worries and anxieties in no time, leaving you soothed and chilled to the extreme before overwhelming your body with a soft, heavy high of minimum movement and maximum relaxation.
With a high like that, it’s no wonder she’s popular with medicinal users despite her low CBD content. In addition to analgesic and antiinflammatory properties, she’ll temper even the most raging symptoms of mental storms such as PTSD, OCD, ADHD and ADD amongst others.
Glue-like in more than just name and effects, Gorilla Glue #4 Feminized is a sticky, trichome-heavy lady that’s hardy and robust enough for even the newest of newbies, able to withstand the usual blunders to grow beautifully and bountiful regardless. Just a little care for her environment and a dab hand with the scissors, and you can expect a healthy yield of 1.6 to 2 ounces per square foot.