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Gorilla Glue #four (or as it is now recognized GG4 or Original Glue). Substantially like Oreo cookies or Pizza, it is ok if you do not like it, but count on some queries from your close friends when you inform them that you do not. Considering the fact that Nevada-primarily based GG Strains premiered their signature bud in 2014, it is grown to be 1 of the far more common strains about the globe. GG4 can be located from the menus of Amsterdam’s hash bars to the menus of Ontario’s Recreational shops, and in a lot far more places (irrespective of whether sold legally or otherwise.) Let’s find out a small far more about this classic strain.

Gorilla Glue’s Stellar Accolades

GG4’s stellar reputation has also been backed up by cannabis judges across the globe. So far the GG4 strain has racked up a Michael Phelps quantity of awards, like:

GG4 Awards:

  • 1st Location – 2018 Spannabis Cannabis Championship Cup
  • 1st Location – 2015 Planet Cannabis Cup
  • 1st Location – 2015 Patient’s Decision Award
  • Ideal Hybrid – 2015 Hempcon Cup
  • 1st Location – 2014 LA Health-related/ Cannabis Cup
  • 1st Location 2014 LA Top rated 10 Hybrid
  • 1st Location 2014 Michigan Health-related/ Cannabis Cup
  • 1st Location 2014 Jamaica Planet Cup

An indica-dominant hybrid, GG4’s euphoric effects get started deep inside your dome just before gravity draws them down. What starts as a goopy smile develops into a relaxed physique higher that can finish with its shoppers glued to their couch, as if held there by a powerful epoxy or by the arms of a powerful ape. GG4’s effects come straight from its parentage, which is also exactly where GG4’s story genuinely starts.

The Origin of Gorilla Glue #four

According to GG Strain’s Founders, Joesy Whales and Lone Watty, the origins of GG4 occurred when some Chem Sister that Joesy was expanding hermed (became each male and female) out, pollinating its neighboring plant, a Sour Dubb and Chem Diesel mix.

Josey then lost all the originals that he had planted. On the other hand, his buddy Marrdog had kept some of the seeds, which he planted the subsequent year through a joint develop. When all but 1 of the resulting 4 phenotypes that sprouted had been reportedly outstanding (#three was the “runt of the litter”) #four was the clear winner. 

Extremely resinous with dark green flowers and vibrant orange hairs, GG4’s namesake comes from its sappy, more than-productive trichomes. They are notorious for clogging up their trimmer’s scissors, gluing them collectively significantly like a common brand of epoxy. GG4’s dense and potent trichomes also give GG4 its typical 27-30% THC variety.

GG4’s distinctive smell and flavor come from the bud’s higher levels of the terpenes myrcene and pinene. Piney and earthy, the smoke also offers hints of sweet chocolate and diesel courtesy of its parentage. 

GG4 was quite significantly a hit from the get go. From the strain’s humble (and fortuitous) beginnings, GG4 spread out to the legal states, becoming 1 of the most common strains in each location that it was introduced. Coloradans loved it, Washingtonians adored it, Oregonians couldn’t get sufficient of it, Californians craved it, and so it went.

According to GG Strains’ internet site, GG4 was the most searched for strain of the 21st century. When there’s no actual way to confirm this, there is no doubt that the strain is asked about all more than.


Gorilla Glue #four is 1 of the most common strains on the industry worldwide.

Gorilla Glue #four is equally common in the health-related user neighborhood as it is recreationally. Individuals have touted its prospective for helpful effects on quite significantly each ailment. It is specially properly regarded for treating discomfort, pressure, anxiousness, PTSD, and insomnia, but it also goes to operate on relaxing sore or cramped muscle tissues.

Legal Troubles More than ‘Gorilla Glue’ Naming Conventions

When it is nevertheless frequently recognized as Gorilla Glue, the official shift from Gorilla Glue #four to GG4 (and GG5 and GG1) came about when the makers of the adhesive Gorilla Glue noticed a new strain with a pretty familiar name increasing in recognition. The epoxy company’s lawyers sent a strongly worded missive from their headquarters in Ohio demanding that GG Strains give up all rights to the name Gorilla Glue, which rightfully belonged to the twenty year-old Gorilla Glue Co. 

Gorilla Glue has been employing this trademark for about two decades and has invested a lot in constructing the brand,” Gorilla Glue Co’s lawyer Thomas Hankinson wrote in a statement, adding that this household-owned firm owed it to their stakeholders, clients, and personnel to defend their brand from association with marijuana or something else untoward (or extensively loved by a significant swath of shoppers.) 

Whales and Watty initially responded to this by pledging to stand up to Gorilla Glue Co. They feared that a win for Gorilla Glue Co would open the floodgates for any corporation hunting to sue or shut down smaller producers for trademark infringement. As they saw it, Dove Soap and Dove Chocolates could co-exist with no lawsuits or 1 brand worrying that the other’s name would decrease their worth to their shareholders. Considering the fact that shoppers could inform the distinction amongst chocolate and soap, it stands to purpose that they’d be capable to preserve a building-grade epoxy and a marijuana strain separate in their minds.

Due to legal concerns, the producers of Gorilla Glue #four had to modify the name to GG4. photo credit

Whales and Watty had been also likely wary of the benefits of a comparable lawsuit against the Girl Scout Cookies strain. Right after getting cease-and-desist letters from the Girl Scouts of America’s lawyers, dispensaries basically removed it from their shelves rather than threat monetary penalties. When the founders of GG Strains threatened to defend their name to the pretty finish against this corporate bullying, in the finish the concern was settled out of court with small fanfare. There had been no monetary penalties owed to Gorilla Glue Co and GG Strains remained in business enterprise.

GG4 Moving Forward Right after Legal Settlement

According to the information of the 2018 settlement, GG Strains had two years maximum to shutter its internet site as properly as get rid of the word “gorilla” and any image of the lowland forest ape from its packaging. Any purveyor of GG Strain’s goods have to also do the very same. 

They are also essential to incorporate “formerly recognized as” when describing any of their goods employing “Gorilla” in the name. Hence, (the strain formerly recognized as) Gorilla Glue #four became GG4 or Original Glue, GG5 became New Glue, and GG1 became Sister Glue. 

According to GG Strain’s founders, the expenses of the legal action, settlement, and rebranding totaled about $250,000. On the other hand, in a lesson to producers everywhere, the firm is nevertheless going powerful thanks to the top quality of their item. The future of GG Strains nevertheless appears fantastic, with their strains as common as ever amongst marijuana shoppers in each state or nation exactly where it is on the shelves. GG Strains has also added new strains to their roster, such as Gluechee, Purple Glue, and I Do Glue.

Original Glue

When the legal side of Gorilla Glue’s story does sound like a case of a lame bigger firm beating down on a cool, upstart brand, there is a silver lining to this legal action this episode proves that the sector is continuing to develop up. Producers may possibly no longer have the freedom to name their strains with no cost-wheeling satire, as the makers of Gorilla Glue and Girl Scout Cookies have discovered. On the other hand, the cannabis sector itself is now established sufficient that it has to take far more duty for its goods, like a standard business enterprise. When that sounds significantly significantly less enjoyable, it is nevertheless a major leap forward towards the ultimate aim: federal legalization.

What are your thoughts on GG4’s tumultuous history? Do you take pleasure in the strain GG4? Share your thoughts and comments beneath!

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