While there are tons of marijuana strains in different varieties to choose from, some of them have gained immense popularity due to specific effects and characteristics. Here, we compare the two popular cannabis strains – Bubba Kush and Gorilla Glue #4 – and take a closer look at their effects and features.
This strain is indica-dominant hybrid with a sedative high that makes the user sedated yet functional. The THC content is high between 15 and 22 percent in this strain. The buds are small to medium sized with dense structure like other indica varieties. Dark colored leaves can be green or purple at times with white trichomes covering the colourful leaves. The flowers have a smell of cocoa or coffee with some fruitiness. The strain smells more spicy when burnt and the smoke is sweet and peppery. It is a pungent strain not ideal for those who are concerned about discretion.
Bubba Kush is easy to grow and great for newbies. The plants can be grown indoors, outdoors or in greenhouse. When grown outdoors, the plant offers an advantage of resistance to molds and pests. However, one should ensure it gets consistent temperature and sunlight. The strain flowers in 8-9 weeks and the yield is not so high but the quality is impressive. Dense buds covered with trichomes make them ideal for direct sale or making concentrates.
The high from this strain starts with a sensation in head, giving way to body melt that intensifies as the high deepens. Though not feeling energized, users can maintain activity and focus. Users report a relaxation and comfort. Both physical and mental medical benefits are seen. It can provide relief from numerous condtions including chronic pain, aches, anxiety, depression and insomnia.
Gorilla Glue #4
The Sativa-dominant hybrid famous for its high-THC content, Gorilla Glue #4 is an award-winning strain. It contains 18-25 percent THC though some may contain up to 32 percent. Its CBD content is very low. It is described as a bunch of trichomes with few buds, leaves and stalks. It has a strong aroma that is highly diesel with notes of coffee and chocolate though it can be described as earthy and sweet. The flavourful, full-bodied smoke can take you back for a moment. It has green buds with orange hairs. The plant is spongy, dense, resinous and trichome-covered.
Gorilla Glue #4 can benefit both medical and recreational users. It gives a full-body melt due to its high THC content. You can also expect cerebral, uplifting effects. This is not a strain for the morning, but suits a day off or weekend. Recreational users will experience a high in the head. It is a couch-locking strain that shows immediate effects and glues you to the couch, providing relaxation and euphoria.
The strain is not for serious medical conditions like cancer and seizures. It suits mild problems like insomnia and headache. The indica also provides relief from arthritis or chronic pain. It can also treat problems originating in the brain like anxiety, stress and depression. Even psilocybin mushrooms and psilocybin extracts give users a “mind-melting” feeling and boosts the brain’s connectivity. It gives them the feelings of joy and connectedness to others and to the world around them.