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Gorilla Glue #4, often shortened to GG4, is a sativa-dominant cannabis hybrid created by GG strains. A potent hybrid cultivar, GG4 is 63% sativa and 37% indica.

Gorilla Glue #4 has a distinctive look. Densely packed and glazed with crystalline particles and trichomes, the plant also tends to feature leaves and hairs that stick out, giving buds the appearance of having a light dusting of snow.

Winning multiple awards, it remains famous for its THC content, which is among the highest in the world at 25%. As a result, this strain is only recommended for more experienced users.

Because of extensive backcrossing, the Gorilla Glue strain has many parents, including Sour Diesel, Sour Dubb, Chem’s Sister, and Chocolate Diesel. This strain is far from a caffeine boost for coffee and chocolate tasting, producing a “couch-lock” effect.

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Strain types

  • 37%Indica
  • 67%Sativa


  • Sweet
  • Earthy
  • Pine
  • Diesel
  • Chocolate


  • Earthy
  • Pine
  • Pepper
  • Woody


  • Pinene

  • Linalool

  • Myrcene

  • Limonene

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Terpinolene



GG4s has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Sleepy
  • Focus
  • Cerebral
  • Relaxing
  • Euphoria

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Couch Lock

The most common adverse side effect users experience is a dry mouth, which can be aided by drinking plenty of water.
This strain is best used at night because it produces a “couch-locking” effect.

Medical Applications

Gorilla Glue #4 is popular for its relaxation benefits and its ability to help alleviate common mental and physical conditions.
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Anxiety, Panic Disorders

Cannabis contains many cannabinoids and terpenes that can relieve stress and aid relaxation, including THC, CBD, myrcene, and humulene. Appropriate use of medical cannabis can help control the release of the stress hormone cortisol. Medical cannabis can also help alleviate anxiety by modulating serotonin transmission.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System

Terpenes like limonene can help improve mood.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

CBD, THC, and the terpenes linalool, pinene and limonene in GG4 are shown to help alleviate some of the symptoms of OCD. One study showed that the relaxing effects of cannabis reduced the severity of symptoms was reduced by about half within four hours of smoking.

Organ Systems

  • Mental / Emotional

THC can increase the production of the sleep neurotransmitter adenosine.

Organ Systems

  • Mental / Emotional
  • Brain & Nervous System
Loss of Appetite

THC can stimulate the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin.

Organ Systems

  • Endocrine
  • Other



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As a sativa, GG4 will likely grow tall. Many GG4 plants have reached extremely tall heights of 80 inches (203 cm). On average, these plants grow to heights of 130-170 cm, so that they will need a spacious growing environment.

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Humidity and Temperature

Grow in conditions of relative humidity (RH) level of approximately 60%.

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The average flowering time for GG4 is roughly 56 days to 63 days or eight to nine weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is GG4 strain an indica or a sativa?

The GG4 strain is a sativa-dominant hybrid of sativa and indica, 63% sativa and 37% indica.
GG4 is considered a well-balanced strain, which can lean in the sativa or indica direction.

How does the GG4 strain make you feel?

GG4 is known for its heavy-handed blow and should be taken only at night, as it has renowned “couch-locking” effects and will have users glued into place while the effects last.
Euphoria and stress relief are among the most common effects people using GG4 experience, coupled with the feeling of reducing the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and OCD. Expect to feel calm, euphoric, and sleepy.

What is the GG4 strain good for?

The Gorilla Glue #4 strain is a favorite among cannabis users. Potent and quick to act, it produces a heavy “couch-gluing” effect that is deeply relaxing. This has been known to help relieve stress and anxiety while also alleviating feelings of depression. Users have also reported a reduction in their symptoms of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder).

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