So they kept the strain around, growing larger and larger batches of #4 clones. Subsequently, Gorilla Glue, named for the strain’s tendency to gunk up scissors during harvest, was born.
Cutting his losses, Whales wanted nothing more to do with the experimental cross.
From a consumer perspective, it’s absolutely gorgeous weed. As grown by Portland-based cannabis manufacturer Devil’s Lettuce, GG5 is all candied blues and greens to the eyes; diesel-soaked leather and burnt rubber to the nose. It’s a fuel-strain lovers perfect pot.
Compared to GG4, GG5 lacks the happy mental stimulation and sativa head space of its famed parent—opting for a more cohesive high that’s very good at doing one thing: chilling a person out.
A year later, he tested out the happenstance genetics, but like their hermaphroditic father, the female offspring also produced male pollen sacks and an entire stadium grow grew to seed.
Luckily, his buddy Marrdog felt differently and took a gamble on the seeds, and what resulted changed cannabis forever: out of the four seeds germinated, three were viable females; and the plant labeled #4 was the “clear winner,” as Whales puts it.
The high is strong and long, centering and sleepy, stoning and blissful. Though this example of GG5 tests at a moderate 21.2% THC, the loud, terpinolene-dominant terpene profile ups the psychoactivity by cloudy leaps.
A cross of GG1 and GG4, GG5 most resembles the family’s Sour Dubb heritage, while upping the yield and potency of the #4.
One morning, Whales entered his flower room to discover male pollen sacks growing from a female Chem’s Sister plant. He noticed that a nearby Sour Dubb plant had been dusted with pollen, and when the crop came down, he kept the seeds.
Potlander Strain: Gorilla Glue #5 Parentage: Gorilla Glue #1 x Gorilla Glue #4 Breeder: GG Strains Grower: Devil’s Lettuce Cannabinoid Content: 21.2% THC If we’re going to