Mapping the journey of a cannabis strain and tracing its ancestry isn’t easy. So many strains stem from origins of OG Kush, Afghani and Sour Diesel, to name a few, but verifying this fact is nearly impossible at times. Then again, there are strains that appear to retain the identity of an ancestor through name repetition—and there are no better examples of this than looking at the family of Gorilla Glue.
Although the origins are somewhat unknown, we do know that Gorilla Glue #9’s more direct ancestor comes from the legendary Gorilla Glue #4. As the name suggests, both of these strains have immensely sticky exteriors. Rumor has it that Gorilla Glue #4 earned its name from this alone, due to the strength of the stick, which often caused issues for trimmers whose scissors would begin to stick together after working on it.
Known for its potency, Gorilla Glue #9 has every bit of potency as it’s predecessor, but in order to obtain an even higher level of potency and flavor this strain was born from a variation of other strains as well. Gorilla Glue #9 was also crossed between Sour Dubb, Chem Sis and Chocolate Diesel. The result is a thick, sticky flower that both smells slightly of chocolate and lemons, but follows up with a powerful peppery and pungent scent as well.
This is one of those strains that often come paired with a warning label of sorts: It’s not for beginners. Advanced consumers will love the potency that Gorilla Glue #9 offers though. The effects set in immediately, rolling quickly through the body to produce an effect that reviewers claimed “borders on the psychedelic.” No doubt that this strain can provide a soothing but strong feeling of couchlock, so avoid making any major plans when consuming indica-dominant beast. Gorilla Glue #9 is also the perfect medicine to treat conditions such as anxiety or trying to ease the uncomfortable feeling of a hangover.