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Gorilla Glue #4: The Popular and Potent Diesel-Heavy Hybrid

Single Bud of Gorilla Glue #4


Gorilla Glue #4: The Popular and Potent Diesel-Heavy Hybrid

Photos Martin Clifford @northwestgreensphoto

Gorilla Glue #4: The Popular and Potent Diesel-Heavy Hybrid

America’s trendiest strain of 2016 is also arguably its most potent.

Millions of medical cannabis patients and aficionados are seeking out the surging strain Gorilla Glue #4. The super-potent Diesel-heavy hybrid is among the most sought-after new strains of 2016 in California and beyond and has racked up a string of major Cannabis Cup wins.

Gorilla Glue #4 stands on the shoulders of the leading strain Diesel and is being spotted at finer dispensaries on the West Coast, as well as in clone and seed form.

The story of Gorilla Glue #4

It begins and ends with Sour Diesel — the sativa hybrid, mega-potent, fuel-smelling strain that dominates the East Coast. Sourced from Colorado’s Chemdawg, Sour Diesel is cousin to the West Coast’s OG Kush.

Strain Gorilla Glue 4 Cannabis Now

After 20 years of Diesel domination, growers have increasingly hybridized Diesel into all manner of crosses, and Gorilla Glue #4 takes Diesel crosses to a whole different level.

Gorilla Glue #4 is essentially Diesel that’s been triple back-crossed to a Chocolate Thai — meaning select Diesel-related cuts were bred with other select Diesel cuts, over and over again. The added Chocolate Thai genetics provide more sativa effects, plus a sweet, chocolaty, earthy under-note for all that astringent Diesel.

According to reports, Gorilla Glue #4 was accidentally created by breeder Joesy Whales when some Diesel-related Chem Sis plants he was growing turned hermaphroditic — developing both male and female sex organs — and then pollinated his Sour Dubb (another Diesel relative). Growers planted the freaks and numbered them in the order they popped, and #4 has stood out ever since.

When trimming up the strain, the resin was so intense that when Whales took a phone a call, the phone subsequently stuck to his hand like Gorilla Glue. Gorilla Glue is now a full-blown breeding company in its own right, releasing Gorilla Glue #1 and #5, and tightly licensing the “ GG” genetics to select cultivators.


Well-grown GG #4 looks like one of the most potent strains on the planet. When grown successfully, it’s near-white with trichomes — cannabis psychoactive surface glands. Underneath the white is a light-green colored leaf with a dapple of darkness.


Gorilla Glue #4 can smell like a more peppery, super-potent premium Diesel (lemony, piney and slightly minty) supported by a sweet, chocolate under-note.


Well-dried and cured Gorilla Glue #4 feels dusty, as the trichomes break off in your hand, but the nugs are dense, sticky with resin. The strain’s copious resin can lock up trimmers’ scissors and become seemingly impossible to get off.

The buds tend to be small or mid-sized, with a medium density. Grinding reduces Gorilla Glue #4 to potent near-dust, and its smoke is medium to heavy-bodied, and hyper-potent with the bite of fuel, and the silkiness of a chocolate back-note.


The strain’s effects are great for midday to late-night — producing a Diesel’s mix of elated calmness, and visual intensity. Intense hybridizing has grounded and thickened the sativa’s effects. Functional at low to medium doses after tolerance develops.

Vaped or smoked, Gorilla Glue #4’s effects are near-instant and the sativa hybrid can reduce stress and pain, and give energy and euphoria to some depression sufferers.


Sativa hybrid flowers are beloved by patients for daytime management of chronic intractable pain or stress, as well as depression and a wide variety of other conditions, including ADD and ADHD.

Strain Gorilla Glue 4 Cannabis Now


Breeder: Joesy Whales, GG Strains

Grown by: Various

Type: Sativa hybrid

Genetics: Chocolate Diesel x Sisdub

Flowering: 58 days and 63 days (7 – 8 weeks) Yield: High

Originally published in Issue 21 of Cannabis Now. LEARN MORE.

TELL US, have you ever tried Gorilla Glue #4?



  1. Jeff McDaniel

    May 1, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Gorilla Glue #4 is a 60/40 Indica dominant hybrid….not Sativa.

  2. Alan Blythe

    April 3, 2019 at 2:05 am

    my first attempt growing gg4#, 32 days since I flipped to 12/12 i’m over the moon and getting very excited wondering just how good is it going to be, is everything and more than I imagined. thank you


    October 16, 2018 at 11:01 am

    I have it in a vape pen and I love it! I am not loving the pen, as much as the flower but once they legalize it here in NJ I am hoping I will have more access to flower!

  4. Robert

    June 8, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Love it …. would pick it up again…stay lifted

    • Ryan

      August 3, 2017 at 11:28 pm

      Where did you get it from

      • Adam

        September 10, 2017 at 9:07 am

        SoCal it’s all over
        I know for a fact 5star in riverside
        Moval members only in Moreno Valley
        And Trevi in corona
        All sister stores so the strain is consistent since it’s from the same grower excellent smoke and the look is just fantastic

        Happy hunting

        This strain Is awesome love it came across 20 seeds planning on all gg#4 on my next grow cycle

        • pete

          December 24, 2017 at 2:21 am

          It’s incredible strain for ptsd and pain

        • Jim

          February 25, 2018 at 8:25 pm

          You CANNOT GET gg#4 seeds. They DO NOT exist. gg#4 exists as a clone only. Enjoy your sub-par questionable badseed.

          • Scott

            April 3, 2018 at 11:54 pm

            You do realize, that seeds do exist of GG4 or at least to say that there doesn’t is somewhat kind of questionable. Because anybody that had access to the strain(meaning growing) could easily have pollinated a plant purposely or a plant under stress can become a hermaphrodite and either could produce seeds. SMH

          • Jeff McDaniel

            May 1, 2019 at 7:03 pm

            I was just shopping numerous seedbanks from the Netherlands and other places and at least two reputable seed banks had GG#4 Feminized seeds.

  5. josh atchrly

    May 22, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Like to read and look at tjis

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