Accidental discoveries have changed the world starting from the Big Bang, to penicillin, and even Coca Cola. But this isn't a lecture on discoveries, but only on one serendipitous innovation that altered the world of pothead and cannabis enthusiast.

I am pretty sure you get the hint. Yes, Original Glue Strain was a fortuitous hybrid by a cannabis breeder called Joesy Whales(silently thanking him for that). It was formerly known as Gorilla Glue, but due to some controversy, they had to change the name. But as they say, What's in a name?

The strain still stands true and pure to what it was bred as. 


The invention story went somewhat like this- His Chem Sis breed became hermaphrodites which basically means having both male and female genitalia. And then his sour dubb breed pollinated, resulting in this gorgeous strain we are discussing today. Must be his lucky day because this breed has many acclaimed awards to its name with people saying there is nothing like it, yet. We could have more accidental inventions(low-key waiting for that).

Overview of the Original Glue Strain

The world of cannabis is as imaginative as possible. From pure breeds to the hybrids one, we have so many options that it becomes quite confusing to name a favourite. Some are purely there to help you through your medical troubles while some just put you in a state of unannounced euphoria. And some just leave you locked to the bed or couch, unable to move a finger. 

Here's an overview of what you can expect from Original Glue. 

Original Glue Strain- Origin and Genetic

Original Glue Strain, formerly known as Gorilla Glue, is owned by GG strains. As we discussed, this accidental breed is a hybrid from three different breeds - Sour Dubb, Chem Sis, and Chocolate Diesel. It picked the best from its mother strains which give it unparalleled quality and a mixture of aroma, taste, and effect.


The Chem Sis comes originally from ChemDawg 91 while Sour Dubb can be traced back to being a hybrid between Sour Diesel and an unknown strain. Similarly, Chocolate Diesel also has Sour Diesel along with Chocolate Trip. We can trace back the heritage of Sour Diesel to Hawaii and Shiva, though over the course, a lot of more interbreeding has happened. 

Our Goey Ganja Game Changer employs the best of all the three strains to give us a euphoric and dope high. 

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Original Glue Strain- Appearance

Original Glue owes its name to the sticky nature of its buds which are described as chunky, heavy, and of course, sticky. The nugs are small and compact flaunting a moss green colour with very light orange lines. It is usually described as a group of trichomes containing buds, leaves, and stalks that stick out. The plant grows up to eighty inches and has bright green pointy leaves. You have to make sure that the leaves get enough sunlight to have healthy blooming buds. 


The THC dominant strain has white frosty crystals and long amber hair along with big fluffy buds giving it a beautiful shine. Though the stickiness is apparent, you won't have any trouble breaking the buds apart and filling your smoking instrument with it.

Original Glue Strain- Aroma

I am always in awe how different strains can give such a varied range of aromatic pleasure. Did you know your budtender probably keeps a good smelling strain to get that flavoursome taste in your bud and also to enhance his sales, of course?

Well, that's the magic of the aroma of weed. Personally, I love overpowering strain smell, but this one is nothing like others. If you smoke discreetly and use a smell-proof storage box, you might wanna stay clear of this one. 


The aromatic experience can be described as pungent, earthy, and sour with overpowering notes of diesel coupled with pine and chocolate. If you have a thing for the smell of diesel, you're absolutely going to love it. Its strong, sharp scent is like stoner catnip. Though if you don't like the smell, there is a high chance you won't enjoy smoking the strain. 

Original Glue Strain - Taste

The Terpenes of this THC-filled strain is described as Peppery, Citrus, and Herbal and brings a varied palate that makes you either go crazy or never touch this breed again. I know that with an overpowering diesel scent, you might be expecting the taste to be as intense as the flavour. But surprisingly, the taste has a note of sweet earthy flavours, followed by a slightly citrusy sour taste which is just the perfect amount acidic for me. Some people even say that the taste reminds them of the pine forest.


Since it is a mix of three breeds, you get a slight characteristic of each. The chocolate taste or flavour is not apparent in the mixture, but it sure does lend its sweetness to it. The perfect way to describe the flavour is to call it rich and unique because it is unlike something you have ever seen before. You will start to recognize the different notes and play of flavours, and relish the taste once you smoke it regularly.

Original Glue Strain - Effect

Aah! The Effect; the main reason why we smoke these beautiful loose leaves. 

Let me start off by putting out a word of caution for the newbies. Please stay clear of this bud. Even veterans and heavy cannabis consumers find themselves absolutely danked by this strain. It is very much possible that newbies will possibly be turned into jellies. 

Now starting with the effect, the strain has a whopping 27-32% of THC making it one of the highest THC level strains. It even has a slight presence (less than 1%) of CBD which lends its medicinal properties to it. 

The easiest way to describe the effect of this strain is to say it will knock the living light out of you. It begins with a Euphoric and happy feeling followed by laziness and couch clock. 

Since this is Indica dominated, you just knew the couch clock was coming. But the intensity and the impact is much greater than you have ever felt before. Naturally, this isn't for those wake n' bake stoners unless you plan to sit on your couch and watch the Simpsons or Judge and Judy all day long.


The "high" you feel is a very happy one. You will laugh a little more on the jokes, have a conversation with your table or sofa, and when you're done treading on the happy path, you will eventually fall into a deep slumber with vivid dreams and colourful thoughts.

A perfect strain for evening time, use this when you want a lazy day at home, or unwind after a stressful day or just sit with friends and be stoned. 

If you have somewhere to go, I would recommend you to use this in the evening or at night. It is obvious that you should be prepared to be couch-locked and be more stoned than you have ever been. That's just what Original Glue does!

If we are talking about how it makes you feel, a study conducted by Leafly revealed that "Relaxed" was the most felt emotion, followed by Happy and Euphoric. Other emotions included feeling uplifted and sleepy. 

Original Glue Strain- Side Effects

We know the many effects and benefits of Original Glue Strain but let's see some of the things that we are not very fond of. 

The main side-effect while toking on this beautiful strain is having a dry-mouth. I would suggest keeping hydrating yourself to beat this one. 

The other side-effect is dry eyes which is a common effect of smoking weed. If you're looking to fight this, look for eye-drops that soothe the redness. You can get one from your local dispensary.

Dizziness, while extremely rare, is reported after consuming repeated or heavy dosage of the hybrid. 

Make sure you look out for these side effects before indulging in a heavy stoning session. Better to be prepared than not.

Original Glue Strain FAQs

What strain is original glue?

Original Glue, formerly known as Gorilla Glue, is a hybrid strain between Chem's Sis, Sour Dubb, and Chocolate Diesel. It is an Indica dominant strain with a high level of THC (27-32%).

How does Gorilla Glue make you feel?

Gorilla Glue, now known as Original Glue, has an uplifting, euphoric effect on you. You're likely to be couch-locked for a long time and then go into relaxation and deep slumber. 

How many Gorilla Glue strains are there?

It is known to have three strains, but the original one is the one discussed above known as Gorilla Glue #4. 

Is Gorilla Glue good strain?

That depends on what you're looking for. If you want to be energetic and creative, then this strain is not what you would want to consume. But if you want to have a relaxed, stoned, chill time, it's perfect. 

Is gg4 an Indica?

GG4 or Gorilla Glue is an Indica dominant breed with 63% Indica and 37% Sativa. 

Phew! This was all about Original Glue Strain, and I hope I have covered everything you wanted to know. Novice stoners should be careful of this high THC breed and start with consuming a very small amount before going all out. 

Let me know, in the comments section, if you have any other doubt in your head and I will get back to you.

Till then, Ciao and toke it your way with Olivastu.