Robert Bergman

August 5, 2019

A notoriously sticky strain, Gorilla Glue #4 got its name from the fact that growers has a hard time trimming its buds, with the high resin content leading their scissors to stick together. Thus, this heavy-hitter of a strain was born. It is said to be sativa-dominant, although it is in fact more accurately an exact hybrid of both sativa and indica properties.

Developed by GG Strains, Gorilla Glue #4 has become a sensation in its own right. It was created by mixing three potent parent strains, namely Chem’s Sister, Soud Dubb and Chocolate Diesel.

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Gorilla Glue #4 has been awarded in a number of Cannabis Cups in 2014 but also in the High Times Jamaican World Cup and is widely touted as a supreme strain that every veteran smoker needs to have tried at least once in their lives.

Information about Gorilla Glue #4 strain:

ORIGIN Chem’s Sister mixed with Chocolate Diesel,Sour Dubb
EFFECTS Relaxed – 10
Happy – 8
Euphoric – 7
Uplifted – 5
Sleepy – 3
Dry eyes – 5
Paranoid – 3
Anxious – 2
Headache – 2
FRAGRANCE Pine, spice, sandalwood, sweet cherry, berries

Earthy, pungent, pine, diesel, coffee, chemical
MEDICAL Stress – 10
Depression – 8
Pain – 8
Insomnia – 5
Lack of appetite – 5
THC CONTENT %25%-30%
CBD % 0.10%
INDICA / SATIVA % 50% / 50%
OUTDOOR YIELD 21oz/ plant
CLIMATE Sunny and warm

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest


Another way Gorilla Glue #4 has earned its name, is for the intense couch-lock it can cause someone to succumb to. What else do we expect from a strain so sticky and heavy, it can easily clump your fingers together when you manually try to break it up?

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With its THC levels borderline through the roof, having clocked in at times at a record 30% in some dispensaries, Gorilla Glue #4 is nothing for the faint hearted. Bold in its cerebral effects, it induces a heavy head high with a potent push to relaxation. Also to be noted, are how long its effects can last – often leaving you in a hazy cerebral high for up to 4 hours.

Gorilla Glue instills a happy, giggly high with a sense of skin-tingling euphoria. It is uplifting while maintaining focus, and is a perfect strain for those days when you want to just chill out on the couch with your buddies and unwind.

Gorilla Glue #4 Effects
Gorilla Glue #4, Sticky Fingers Sticky Couches


Indulgent in its unique fragrance, you can smell that Gorilla Glue #4 means business like no other. It has a woody, pine-like aroma to it that borders on a hint of fresh sandalwood. What breaks up its pungent, mossy scent is that of a certain dark sweetness, much like berries and fresh wild cherries.

Gorilla Glue 4 Fragrance
Gorilla Glue #4 Fragrance – Image Powered by cannabisnow.com


Gorilla Glue #4 tastes much the way it smells. Its flavors are all about a dark woody aftertaste, mixed with a hint of earthy pine. It also has a hint of coffee and chocolate in it, breaking up the dark spicy accents with a hint of the fragrant sweetness. Sometimes, it can leave a slightly chemical aftertaste in your mouth due to its potency and high THC levels.

Adverse reactions

Quoted as causing a case of “head fry” in inexperienced smokers, Gorilla Glue can give you something to be paranoid about if you come unprepared. The body stone can be intense, which can cause mild cases of anxiety and nervousness in some. A prevalent headache might be present as an effect of the intense head high.

As is usual with many potent strains, one of the most strongly observed side effects caused by this Gorilla Glue #4 is a case of dry mouth and also dry eyes. This is because it can leave you feeling severely dehydrated, which can quickly be remedied by consuming a copious amount of liquids.


Another reason why it is a favorite of many, is because of Gorilla Glue #4’s ability to soothe so many ailments. Its potency guarantees for a solid pain relief that could be caused by many potentially complicated diseases such as muscle spasms, gum disease, chronic back pains and many others.

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Gorilla Glue #4 is also a powerful stress-reliever and is therefore widely used in the treatment of depression and anxiety. It is helpful for those who seek a little help to initiate a restful night of sleep, and has therefore been successfully prescribed to combat disruptive bouts of insomnia.

For patients who suffer from a lack of appetite due to medication or chemotherapy and radiation treatments in the battle against cancer, can be prescribed Gorilla Glue #4. It can help them restore their appetite by eliminating the feeling of nausea.


Gorilla Glue is quite easily grown indoors but has proven to also flourish in sunny, warm outdoor settings. The plants produce much resin, so make sure you are prepared to unclog and sharpen your scissors during harvest! Gorilla Glue #4 yields quite generously, which makes it a win-win strain to grow, because it is also known for its absolute ease.

Gorilla Glue 4 Growing
Gorilla Glue #4 Growing

Flowering Time

When grown indoors, Gorilla Glue #4 can yield an average of 18 ounces per square meter. This strain can typically take about 8-9 weeks to flower and be ready for a successful harvest.

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Gorilla Glue #4, when kept in its ideal sunny and dry settings, can produce a generous harvest of about 21 ounces yielded per plant. It is usually ready for harvest around the middle of October.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own Gorilla Glue #4? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


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  1. By sean

    ,27 Mar 2017
    When do you think your going to be selling gorilla glue#4?
    1. By Roy ILGM

      ,28 Mar 2017
      Hi Sean, we're always looking for new strains to add to the assortment. Maybe we'll find GG4 soon but there's no e.t.a. unfortunately.
      1. By Mike

        ,12 Jun 2017
        I'm growing gorilla glue#4 right now. My cousin got a few clones last year from a dispensary in Sacramento and I found a couple seeds and decided to grow it indoors. I'm about 2 weeks from harvest and it's so […]Read More
        1. By Roy ILGM

          ,13 Jun 2017
          Nice! Enjoy man! – I❤️GM
        2. By Jennifer

          ,03 Jul 2017
          Hi... my name is Jennifer, I'm also trying to nurture gorilla-#1 from seeds as well lol, for the same reasons as you. To see if I could lol. I don't know even what the stages of the plants are. I […]Read More
          1. By Jerry Steinet

            ,04 Jun 2018
            I've been growing off an on 4...45 years. I've found that with any strain of weed....least we 4 get. Let the plant Du what it has done since the beginning...grow. Help if U see a problem. Otherwise live an let […]Read More
        3. By blain

          ,10 Aug 2018
          from seed to harvest how long did this take you?
  2. By Golden Goat Strain Review – I Love Growing Marijuana

    ,24 May 2017
    […] | Chocolope | Death Star | Durban Poison | G13 | Girl Scout Cookies | God’s Gift | Golden Goat | Gorilla Glue #4 | Grape Ape | Green Crack | Harlequin | Headband |Hindu Kush | Jack Herer […]Read More
  3. By Donnie

    ,26 May 2017
    Tried my first GG today. I want some!

    ,12 Jul 2017
    Just got some GG#4 cuttings, got them rooted and now they are growing outside. Once my current crop is harvested, i will bring at least two of them inside and see how the indoor/outdoor come out.. Plus I want some […]Read More
  5. By Humphrey61

    ,12 Jul 2017
    I'm into my 3rd grow of gg#4 I've done a just straight tree grow, a scrog grow, I'm now 5 weeks into flower doing LST and lollipoping. All 3 where awesome but looks like LST with lollipoping is the way […]Read More
  6. By Kaitlyn

    ,12 Aug 2017
    We are growing this strain outdoors this season. GG#4 is a dream to grow. Lush, healthy plants with nice fat colas! Have had no issues at all with these girls. Will definitely be growing this again!
  7. By Best Marijuana Strains to Grow – I Love Growing Marijuana

    ,20 Sep 2017
    […] Gorilla Glue #4. This 2014 award-winning hybrid is such a potent strain that consumers look far and wide for it. Known also as GG strain, it has a pungent and sour earthy aroma that delivers intense euphoria and relaxation. […]Read More
  8. By alice

    ,31 Jan 2018
    We are growing GG#4 right now also. This will be our second indoor grow. Yes it does clog your scissors and is amazing to look at.
  9. By Kushmin

    ,29 Apr 2018
    I've grown this outdoor for the last few years, and the reaction is always the same.. "Man wtf is that? Seriously the best weed I've ever smoked." Considering some of the best grass in the country comes out of where […]Read More
    1. By latewood_ILGM

      ,06 Jun 2018
      Kushmin, Thanks for sharing! Awesome :D
  10. By Dee

    ,01 May 2018
    I have been growing the GG#4 strain, indoors, for several years now, and I have to say its my all time favorite ! I get good yeild, and it just blows me away every time I burn some ! I […]Read More
  11. By Aaron Storer

    ,26 May 2018
    Only problem i have if you could call it a problem is the stems bend almost break from weight of buds ..so be prepared to tie these ladies up
  12. By latewood_ILGM

    ,06 Jun 2018
    Hey Y'all, Those are good problems to have :D
  13. By GA

    ,06 Aug 2018
    Hey, I live near Grand Rapids Michigan & was wondering if I order GG#4 now and get it planted OUTSIDE in pots, how long before I will have a crop ?? thanks
    1. By Naked Mason

      ,06 Aug 2018
      To late in the summer to get seeds and plant in Grand Rapids, mi
    2. By latewood_ILGM

      ,07 Aug 2018
      GA, You won't be able to finish a crop outdoors in Michigan planting now. You would not be able to finish before December at the earliest. GG probably takes 4-5 months from seed to harvest, Sorry :)
  14. By Cynthia

    ,06 Aug 2018
    I recently bought a combo of nutrients and BIG seeds. There were no instructions for the nutrients; had to go on line to find info.I am not sure how to make the measurements, I am not schooled in grams That […]Read More
    1. By latewood_ILGM

      ,07 Aug 2018
      Cynthia, This is not the place to complain about your seeds my friend. You need to go to support.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com and start a topic in the "customer service" area of the forum. We have staff that are dedicated to seed issues […]Read More
    2. By Rich Blaze

      ,28 Aug 2018
      GG#4 takes a little longer to sprout
    3. By Dave Squampton

      ,10 Sep 2018
      I bought GG#4 seeds from a Colo Resident in breeder Pack a SACRED ORIGIN SEED product, in decades of growing my seed pop average is 90+% I got 2-10 and one was a freekin MALE !
  15. By Forwardecclectic

    ,07 Aug 2018
    Absolutely a fantastic strain. I'm a welder and as such a profession is so demanding on the body, one is thankful in remembering that sticky, dark-green sack of nugs just waiting within my truck to ease away the pains of […]Read More
  16. By Marcus

    ,20 Sep 2018
    Yeah I ordered five little glue number 4 from you guys kept two and one came out with pink hairs in the other one kind of small but love it overall
  17. By Green house

    ,24 Sep 2018
    I have a mammoth gorilla glue #4 up here in Canada right now , 50%hairs are brown ish it's amazing.. so sticky, I figure I got maybe a week or two left before she comes down . 7 foot tall […]Read More
  18. By cody

    ,30 Oct 2018
    My gg is in week 8 of flower and looks amazing.lots of trics ,the problem is its not sticky. Very dry to touch. Anyone know whats goin on?
  19. By george

    ,29 May 2019
    bought 10 auto gorilla glue.6 weeks and still no flowering.first time this has happen.why
  20. By george

    ,17 Jun 2019
    bought this strain from ilgm at 9 weeks just starting to flower with 300 wt led from go grow.is this normal
  21. By Jalian

    ,07 Jul 2019
    Okay I'm growing 2 GG4 plants as of today they are 6 weeks and 4 days I only use bloom boost it's organic and I see no buds the plants are looking and smelling good but there is no buds […]Read More
  22. By Linda

    ,09 Jul 2019
    I started growing GG#4 in tent dwc, got to big and i took it outside in organic soil. now the large colas are getting heavy i tied them up best i could, but is it too late to do a […]Read More
  23. By DANNY

    ,11 Jul 2019
    GG#4 is my favorite, so far. I got 26 ounces of cured dried bud from one plant grown organically outdoors here in Michigan. The plant was a 7' tall bush that looked gray from all the THC frost. Crippling buzz. […]Read More
  24. By Omer

    ,14 Aug 2019
    I am currently growing GG from seeds that I got from your site. My question is I am at week 9 and I have 10% brown pistols and 30% cloudy tri. AM I doing something wrong or do I just […]Read More
  25. By Brian

    ,31 Aug 2019
    Got a gg4 in week 4 of flower. Trichomes are crazy and stacking nicely. Best looking plant I'm growing right now and no issues.

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