The history behind Gorilla Glue is perhaps one of the most interesting histories that a strain of cannabis could have! Why? Because the Gorilla Glue strain was created by (drumroll) … accident!
That’s right. One of the most well-known and enjoyed strains of cannabis we have today was the result of chance.
You can thank Joesy Whales for playing around with cross-pollination and discovering a one in a million mixture of THC and terpenes, which has been widely recognized as an accidental miracle!
The name Gorilla Glue stems from its original namesake, Original Glue. Why glue in the name? Well, the strains natural sticky resin and trichomes essentially glued Joesy’s hand to the telephone he was holding while breeding strains of cannabis—much like the ads that promote the infamous brand of glue called Gorilla Glue.
Despite legal threats of infringement from the Gorilla Glue brand, their efforts yielded little result, with cannabis lovers making sure that the name Gorilla Glue stuck (pun intended). Today the strain has successfully kept its hallmark name, and one heck of an origin story.
WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF GORILLA GLUE?
Gorilla Glue is a Sativa-dominant hybrid, notable for making its users feel stuck, or daresay glued, to the couch. Let’s take a closer look at some of the other most notable characteristics of this strain.
WHAT DOES GORILLA GLUE LOOK LIKE?
The buds of Gorilla Glue are quite satisfying to look at. The strain features a dark green and deep purple buds, virtually daring you not to take a picture for social media. Wait, there’s more! Atop the buds, like a snow-frosted mountain is the glimmering layer of crystalline trichomes resembling the shimmer of a natural oil painting when it hits the light just right.
WHAT DOES GORILLA GLUE SMELL LIKE?
Be forewarned, Gorilla Glue has an extremely strong aroma. This robust scent assaults the senses (but in a good way), making you feel like you’re standing in an earthy forest of cannabis. Among the notable scents are hints of tangy pine and firewood rolled in a blanket of rich cacao.
WHAT DOES GORILLA GLUE TASTE LIKE?
The flavor of Gorilla Glue is an odd combination of sour fruit, chocolate, coffee, and a hint of diesel fuel. Yeah, you read that right. It sounds odd, and it is, but it’s also not altogether unenjoyable. That said, the flavor isn’t something everyone loves. It is fairly pronounced, earthy, and not generally described as in the real of delicate.
WHAT STRAIN IS GORILLA GLUE?
Gorilla Glue is a Sativa-dominant hybrid strain of cannabis, notable for knocking you out and gluing you to the couch. These effects are largely attributed to the unique ratio of terpenes, THC, and CBD.
WHAT KIND OF HIGH DO YOU GET FROM GORILLA GLUE?
The potency of this strain isn’t the only reason that Gorilla Glue is consistently in high demand amongst cannabis users; Gorilla Glue is also known for kicking in almost immediately, as well as lasting longer than many other popular strains.
In other words, you are getting a lot of value for your money! But alas, this is just another bonus that comes with choosing Gorilla Glue.
After smoking this strain, an immediate rush of bliss and intense relaxation set in starting with your first inhale. As mentioned before, this strain has a frosty glow to its appearance, and that snowy frost is what acts as a sort of tranquilizer, or deep sedation.
The great part about this strain’s sedative property is that, if you happen to be stuck on the couch, it is almost guaranteed that you will experience a fit of giggles as deep as the sedation you are experiencing.
And giggle fits are always fun!
Because this strain is Sativa-dominant, there’s a common misconception that it results in more energy and activity. But, that’s far from the case.
If you use cannabis for medicinal reasons, then it is important to note that the numbness of your mind and body helps to relieve chronic pain and aches. Gorilla Glue also helps ease the minds of those who suffer from insomnia, anxiety, or depression.
The high typically lasts for about 4 hours, and sometimes even longer. This is what makes it such an effective aid to insomnia and night terrors.
This is a great strain to use at night or during a time when you can afford to be glued to the couch with relaxation and a cloud of unique ideas and thoughts!
WHAT ARE THE MOST NOTABLE EFFECTS OF GORILLA GLUE?
POSITIVE EFFECTS NOTED BY USERS
- Eases feelings of anxiety and depression
- May help with managing PTSD and OCD
- Chronic pain reliever
- Helps ease menstrual cramp pain
- Aids in normalizing inconsistent sleeping patterns, insomnia, and night terrors
- Helps with muscle spasms
- Helps with seizures and nervous disorders
- Relieves gum disease
- Increases appetite
- Dry mouth
- Novice users have reported bursts of paranoia, so use carefully
- Lifted mood and spirits
- Intense body high
- Body numbness
WHAT TERPENES ARE IN GORILLA GLUE?
The main terpenes in Gorilla Glue are Caryophyllene, Myrcene, Limonene, and Linalool.
HOW STRONG IS GORILLA GLUE?
Gorilla Glue is a Sativa-dominant hybrid strain of cannabis made up of 63% Sativa and 37% indica. The THC levels range from 18% to 25% on average but can reach as high as 32% THC. As such, this strain is extremely potent and not recommended for beginners.
It hits hard at full effect and leaves users pretty subdued. It’s not a strain you want to take with your morning coffee unless you want to chill on the couch all day. It’s also not a strain very useful for creative energy … or really when you have anything at all to do that day.
GET STUCK WITH ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR CANNABIS STRAINS
In 2020, Gorilla Glue was the number 1 searched cannabis strain on the internet with no signs of its popularity waning anytime soon. The strain is potent, long-lasting, and a favorite among seasoned cannabis users for both recreational and medicinal purposes.
You knew it was coming, the text in this article is informational only and not intended to be legal or medical advice or recommendations in any way. Use this information as you will with your own discretion. The bottom line is – be safe, follow the rules, and enjoy some Mary Jane while you are in the Bicentennial State for your Rocky Mountain High!