The Platinum Gorilla strain—also known as “Platinum Glue strain” or even “Platinum Gorilla Glue”—is a true powerhouse, delivering potent relaxing effects that help many people wipe out stress, anxiety, and discomfort after a long day.
Platinum Gorilla Glue’s Genetics
As with all strains, Platinum Gorilla Glue characteristics are largely determined by those of its parent strains:
- Platinum Kush: Kush is a family of classic indicas that some believe may be the very first cannabis strains cultivated by humans. Whatever its origin, Platinum Kush is capable of delivering a strong cerebral buzz and body-based relaxation.
- GG4: Also known as Gorilla Glue, Original Glue, Gorilla Glue #4, Glue, or Sticky Glue, this strongly indica-leaning hybrid is a major contributor to Platinum Gorilla’s sedative side.
Platinum Gorilla’s Flavor and Aromatic Profile
If you enjoy pungent, earthy, even ammonia-like aromas and flavors, the Platinum Gorilla Glue strain might be for you. Its major terpenes include:
- Myrcene: As the most abundant terpene in cannabis, myrcene lends this strain sweet, earthy, and floral tones.
- Caryophyllene: Best known for imparting that signature kick to black pepper, caryophyllene adds complexity to Platinum Glue.
- Limonene: Limonene brings a punch of citrusy freshness to lighten Platinum Gorilla’s profile.
- Humulene: Humulene brings an herbaceous, woody note—one you might recognize as a familiar smell in hops.
Terpenes, of course, are the compounds that impart most of a given strain’s characteristic aromas. And as research is revealing, they deliver potential medical benefits, as well.
For instance, the caryophyllene found in Platinum Glue imparts many of those spicy and earthy notes. What’s more, studies have found it lends anti-inflammatory and pain-fighting effects. More recently, a clinical study suggests the terpene could have potent anti-anxiety benefits as well.
A Relaxing Evening Strain: Platinum Gorilla’s Effects
If you’ve ever visited our Cannabis Library, you know that different cannabis strains can impart a seemingly endless range of effects. But the effects of the Platinum Gorilla strain should be familiar to anyone who’s ever interacted with “classic” indica strains such as the fabled Kush family.
While some cannabis experts frown on the terms indica and sativa, we lean on them here at Vireo Health, as we feel they give our customers valuable information when it comes to choosing cannabis strains for specific outcomes. And Platinum Glue is nothing if not a heavily indica-leaning hybrid, imparting a potent and sedative psychoactivity that can be just the ticket after a stressful day.
How does Platinum Gorilla compare with other strains? Compared with a sativa such as Kilimanjaro, it’ll be far more sedative and relaxing, delivering very little in terms of cerebral stimulation. Even compared with an even-keeled hybrid strain such as Bubble Runtz, Platinum Gorilla will tend to feel more sedative, which may leave you wanting to enjoy a comfy sitting position for as long as possible!
Platinum Gorilla Glue’s Crucial Cannabinoids
A moment ago, we noted that one of Platinum Gorilla’s “parent strains,” Gorilla Glue, packs a healthy 20% THC content. What, then, should we make of Platinum Gorilla, which can deliver a whopping 25% THC? At the very least, know that this is a potent strain, and that newcomers—and even experienced hands—should approach it with respect.
THC, of course, is the principal cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. As such, it delivers the bulk of its psychoactivity, as well as beneficial medical effects such as helping relieve pain, fighting nausea and appetite loss, and other benefits currently under investigation.
Platinum Glue strain is also notable for delivering CBG, a cannabinoid with some intriguing potential benefits, including possibly helping control irritable bowel disease (IBD). You can learn more about this intriguing cannabinoid in this introductory article.
Growing the Platinum Glue Strain
Notable for its fast growth, Platinum Gorilla grows equally well indoors or outside. That said, indoor growers will want to manage its considerable height and tendency to create abundant branching networks.
Given how compact and resinous the flowers tend to get, you’ll want to employ fungal and plague-preventative products to ensure the best yield. Tend your plant carefully, and you should be rewarded with a strong harvest in roughly 56 – 63 days.
Explore the Platinum Gorilla Glue Strain with Vireo
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