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Elmer’s Glue

Elmer’s Glue is an indica-dominant hybrid created by Relentless Genetics in the Southern United States. Elmer’s glue was created by crossing the famously potent Gorilla Glue #4 with The White, producing a hybrid with a complex flavor profile and high THC content (greater than 26%).

The parents of Elmer’s Glue are classic strains known for their potency. Gorilla Glue #4 is one of the most potent strains at 30% THC with little CBD content. The White is known for its dense trichome coverage, producing frosted white buds and sugar leaves.

Elmer’s Glue is a sedative strain with pain-relieving and reflective effects, perfect for nighttime use. This strain may help alleviate chronic pain, insomnia, stress, and depression.

This strain is aromatic with notes of diesel and sweet pine cones. The taste is mild but sweet and earthy.

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Strain types

  • 60%Indica
  • 40%Sativa


  • Diesel
  • Pine
  • Sweet


  • Earthy
  • Sweet


Terpenes are an abundant chemical compound found across all plant species, and specific properties of these compounds contribute to the plant’s aroma, flavor, or pigmentation. All cannabis plants contain several terpenes, and some varieties have different compositions.

  • Alpha-Bisabolol

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Camphene

  • Limonene

  • Myrcene

  • Pinene



Elmer’s Glues has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Focused
  • Happiness
  • Hunger
  • Relaxing
  • Sociable

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Headaches

While Elmer’s glue is an indica-dominant strain, it can provide an initial burst of focused energy and immediate cerebral boost at the beginning of the high, eventually settling into a sedative and relaxing state.

Medical Applications

Elmer's Glue can help with a variety of physical and psychological conditions.
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD/ADD)

Utilizing CBD and other phytocannabinoids and terpenes in cannabis may help replace the lost endocannabinoids, helping treat pain and mood disorders associated with NF1 gene mutations.

Using THC may help boost dopamine levels in the brain.

Medical cannabis may also help reduce the intake of stimulant medications. Terpenes like beta-caryophyllene and limonene may be beneficial for reducing the intake of stimulants and addiction in general.

Organ Systems

  • Mental / Emotional
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

THC and CBD interact with the endocannabinoid system to relieve some of the pain and other symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Organ Systems

  • Muscular
  • Other
  • Skeletal
Muscle Spasms

A combination of THC and CBD can help reduce the frequency and intensity of muscle spasms and any related neuropathic pain.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Muscular

Cannabis contains THC, CBD, and many other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids that can beat stress and inflammation.

Organ Systems

  • Immune System
  • Other
Chronic Pain, Muscle Pain and Other Types of Pain

Cannabis contains anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds that can help reduce or distract from pain, including THC, CBD, and beta-caryophyllene.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Muscular
  • Skeletal
Loss of Appetite

THC can stimulate the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin.

Organ Systems

  • Endocrine
  • Other



growing strains

Like its parent strain, The White, Elmer’s Glue produces compact buds packed with frosted trichomes. This variety is short and compact, but growers can expect moderate yields of up to 400 grams per square meter indoors.

There are multiple phenotypes of Elmer’s Glue, but there is little known distinction between them online. In general, this is a compact indica variety suited to indoor growing. Due to its compact nature, it is crucial to stay on top of trimming to allow for good air circulation and light penetration into the center of the plant.

While this plant is relatively squat, the colas will stretch considerably in the early flowering stage. If there is limited space, it would be advisable to train these plants to prevent them from being burned by lighting and increase yields.

Elmer’s Glue responds well to “screen of green” (SCROG) training. The SCROG method is topping the plants in the early vegetative stage (removing the apical or center stem). This encourages the plant to produce more side shoots, eventually becoming colas (flowers). Once topped, the branches of the plants are gently weaved through support (usually a horizontal trellis) to maximize the amount of light reaching each potential bud site.

Elmer’s Glue may also benefit from low-stress training (LST) and high-stress training (HST). These techniques are slightly more advanced but don’t require trellising. They both involve bending plant stems, much more so with high-stress training, and should only be attempted by experienced growers.

Elmer’s Glue requires a semi-humid and warm climate to grow outdoors.


Elmers Glue typically grows between 30 and 60 inches indoors and 60 to 80 inches outdoors.

Humidity and Temperature

Elmer’s Glue prefers a slightly more humid environment; however, it’s important not to encourage fungal growth on these plants. When growing indoors, keep the relative humidity between 40%-60% in the vegetative phase and drop it to 40%-50% during flowering to prevent molds such as bud rot from taking hold.
Temperatures should stay between 70-80 F (21-26 C). The humidity may fluctuate with changes in temperature as the water cools and condenses from the air, so continual humidity monitoring is essential.


Elmer’s Glue takes nine to 10 weeks to finish flowering.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Elmer's Glue strain good for?

How does the Elmer's Glue strain make you feel?

Elmer’s Glue produces a relaxing high that has been reported to make people feel focused, happy, hungry, and sociable.

Is Elmer's Glue an indica or sativa?

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