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GG4 Strain: A Complete Guide to its Genetics, Effects, and THC

GG4, formerly known as Gorilla Glue #4, is a potent glue strain that’s well-known for its gripping effects. In fact, it’s a go-to strain for those wanting to feel a complete body buzz. Let’s take a look at the genetics, effects, and THC level of GG4.

Written By: The Pacific Stone Editorial Team
Date Published: February 19, 2024

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805 Glue, Photographed from the Pacific Stone Grow.

GG4 Strain Origins

GG4 is a popular strain originating in Nevada, bred by GG Strains LLC. It first appeared in 2014 and won multiple awards, including first place in the Michigan and Los Angeles Cannabis Cups. It also won the High Times Jamaican World Cup in 2015. The owners of GG Strains, Don Peabody (aka Joesy Whales) and Ross Johnson (aka Lone Watty), got their start with the GG4 strain, sometimes also known as Original Glue. GG Strains also cultivated GG4 sister strains such as Sister Glue, Purple Glue, and New Glue. All of these sister strains are potent hybrid crosses that boast GG4 crossed with another strain.

Original Glue Strain Information

The Original Glue strain is a powerful Indica-dominant hybrid strain that comes from crossing Chem’s Sister with Sour Dubb and Chocolate Diesel. Chem’s Sister is a Sativa-dominant variation of the classic Chemdawg strain. The origins of Sour Dubb are a bit murky, although many believe it is a cross of the East Coast Sour Diesel and Sour Bubble strains. You’ll know Sour Dubb for its sweet and sour odor and strong diesel flavor.

Chocolate Diesel is a balanced hybrid strain that comes from Sour Diesel and Chocolate Thai roots. As you can imagine, Chocolate Diesel can taste like hints of chocolate and diesel. The GG4 lineage produces high THC levels and potent, heavy highs.

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805 Glue nug, Photographed from the Pacific Stone Grow.

GG4 Strain Effects

Because cannabis can affect users in different ways, knowing a strain’s most common effects is a key consideration when choosing the right strain for your needs. As an Indica-dominant hybrid, GG4 often packs a punch with heavy physical effects of euphoria and relaxation. Here’s what users say are the most common effects of the strain.

Heavy Euphoria

The Original Glue strain delivers heavy-handed euphoria to many consumers. Cannabis connoisseurs note that GG4 starts with a euphoric rush, which can lead to feelings of happiness and relaxation. GG4 also induces giggling and laughter, making it perfect for relaxing with your favorite comedy show.

Deep-Rooted Relaxation

In addition to heavy euphoria, GG4 is known to give users a heavy and deep body high, relaxing them so much that they feel like they’re glued to the couch. This body buzz washes over you and makes you totally relaxed. You’ll be transported into a calm and still state – perfect for evenings hanging on the couch.

These effects are user-reported, and they can vary from one individual to another. These effects can also change based on consumption method, amount, and individual tolerance levels.

GG4 Strain Typical Usage

While many strains have versatile uses, GG4 is a strain choice for those who want to relax and don’t have to get a to-do list. Many users report the wave of GG4’s effects can glue them to one spot for hours, so it’s best to use this strain when you have time to chill. Whether you’re winding down a long day or need a bedtime smoke, GG4 can provide a relaxing experience that will put you in a good mood.

GG4 Aroma and Taste

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Taking notes from its lineage, GG4 boasts a pungent, earthy scent with diesel and sour notes. Some users also smell hints of coffee and chocolate on the nose, while others smell notes of pine, citrus, and sometimes even bubblegum. Because GG4 has such a unique lineage, its aromas can be quite a mix of its parent strains.

As far as the flavor profile, GG4’s flavors can shine through differently for different people. Predominantly, the taste combines earthiness and sweetness with a pleasant and lingering aftertaste. Consumers most often describe the earthiness as a fresh, piney taste. Like the aroma, GG4 can also show notes of chocolate and coffee.

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805 Glue cola, Photographed from the Pacific Stone Grow.

What does Original Glue look like?

Original Glue (GG4) has dark green buds with amber-colored accents and orange hairs. GG4 has a thick texture, thanks to the large number of white trichomes covering each bud. These rich trichomes make GG4 a very sticky strain.

How much THC is in GG4?

THC levels can play a significant role in how you experience your high, so it’s essential to understand a strain’s THC makeup in order to select the right strain for your needs. Generally, a higher THC content means you can obtain the same effects with a smaller quantity of cannabis. Our version of GG4 – 805 Glue – contains a THC range between 27-29%. When it comes to CBD, GG4 has a very low CBD percentage, at less than 1%.

No matter your experience level, it’s a good idea to exercise caution when you’re smoking a new strain for the first time. Always start slowly, increasing your dose over time to reach the desired effects. Consumption methods can also significantly affect your experience, as specific methods can provide faster results while others take longer to feel the effects.

The Terpene Profile of GG4

The terpene profile – the plant’s chemical makeup – is responsible for a strain’s unique flavors and aromas. Terpenes also affect a consumer’s experience. You’ll find a variety of terpenes in cannabis. GG4’s most dominant terpenes include caryophyllene, limonene, humulene, and myrcene.

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Caryophyllene (also called beta-caryophyllene) is responsible for many of Original Glue’s earthy and spicy aromas and flavors. You’ll find caryophyllene in herbs and spices like black pepper, oregano, basil, and rosemary. Researchers are currently studying caryophyllene’s efficacy to reduce inflammation and relieve chronic pain.

Limonene terpene

Limonene is one of the most prevalent terpenes in nature, and you’ll find it in GG4, too. Limonene, unsurprisingly, is found in citrus fruits such as lemons, limes, and grapefruits. Its pleasant scent also makes it an additive choice for perfumes and some foods. Researchers are looking at limonene’s potential benefits for those who suffer from anxiety, stress, and depression.

Humulene terpene

Humulene (also called alpha-humulene) is a terpene that is similar to caryophyllene, and you’ll often find it in the same types of plants – like basil and clove. Humulene’s name comes from the Latin word for the hops plant, which also contains humulene. Its scent is very similar to the aroma of hops. Ongoing research is focused on the effects of humulene as an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent.

Myrcene Terpene

Myrcene is also found in GG4, and it’s one of the most common terpenes in cannabis. In addition to its prevalence in cannabis, you can find myrcene in hops, bay leaves, lemongrass, and more. Many believe myrcene provides a soothing effect, and researchers are studying its sedative, pain relief, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is GG4 an Indica or Sativa?

GG4 is an Indica-dominant hybrid that is a cross between multiple strains – Chem’s Sister, Sour Dubb, and Chocolate Diesel. The result of this crossbreeding is a potent strain that can provide heavy euphoric effects and deep relaxation. With current cannabis cultivation, there are no longer pure Indica or Sativa strains. Instead, crossbreeding has produced many hybrid strains that can have both Indica and Sativa effects.

How does Original Glue make you feel?

Original Glue is known for its two main effects – euphoria and deep relaxation. These effects can wash over you, making you happy and relaxed. Some users say they utilize GG4 to help them manage pain, insomnia, muscle spasms, and anxiety. These effects can vary from person to person and can also vary depending on your personal tolerance and consumption method.

Is GG4 the most powerful strain?

While GG4 is a potent hybrid strain, it’s difficult to say if it is the most powerful strain. It’s important to consider that the best strain for one person may not be the best strain for another.

When it comes to potency, not only can GG4 THC percentages vary based on the cultivator, but effects can vary so much from person to person. However, Original Glue is considered a high-THC strain, with percentages often between 27-29%.

Does GG4 strain make you sleepy?

GG4 is most well known for its deep relaxation effects, often leaving consumers glued to the couch. While some users may experience this couch lock, others may not. Therefore, GG4 can be the perfect sleep strain for some, while others may not experience the same effects. Because every person’s experience can be different, you’ll want to see how you react to a particular strain. In addition to trying GG4 for sleep, you can also check out Wedding Cake or God’s Breath.

What does a GG4 high feel like?

The Original Glue strain can produce heavy euphoria and deep relaxation, leaving many users feeling “glued” to their couches. This heavy-bodied sensation and sedating effects are often called a body buzz and can last for a few hours.

How much does a gram of GG4 cost?

The cost per gram of cannabis can vary quite a bit based on numerous factors. For instance, the price of a gram depends on the dispensary, your geographic location, the brand, and other factors. At Pacific Stone, we’re committed to producing the highest quality cannabis at affordable prices.

Is GG4 good for focus?

GG4 is not a cannabis strain that is most often utilized for focusing. While user experiences vary, many people say that GG4 should be consumed when you do not have a to-do list, as the strain can produce deep relaxation and is less motivating than some other strains.

Is the Original Glue strain a good weed strain for beginners?

When discussing good strains for beginners, it’s important to note that cannabis experiences can vary a lot from one person to the next. That’s because personal tolerance and biochemistry play significant roles in your experience.

Your consumption method can also significantly impact your experience. For new smokers or those trying a new strain for the first time, gradually increasing your consumption amount is crucial. Start with a small amount, then wait until you begin to feel the effects. Should you need to, you can always increase your consumption.

Should medical marijuana patients use GG4?

GG4 can be an excellent choice for medical cannabis users because of its high THC content, heavy euphoric effects, and body buzz. Each person’s experience will vary, but medical users have noted relief from stress, anxiety, muscle spasms, and pain with this strain. For more information about medical marijuana, check out this article.

What terpenes are in GG4?

Terpenes play a role in the flavors and smells of a particular strain and may also be responsible for certain benefits. In GG4, the most robust terpenes include caryophyllene, limonene, humulene, and myrcene.

Are there other strains like Original Glue?

Yes, our version of Original Glue is called 805 Glue. In addition, we offer other strains with euphoric and relaxing effects. Check out similar strains such as Cereal Milk and Gelato.

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