This experience was quite exciting for me since I’ve only reviewed recreational flower since I started this. For my first ever medical cannabis review, I tried out some GG4 (or Gorilla Glue #4) that I got at Shelter Market under the Shelter brand. At the time of writing, this is their lowest-priced product (It’s also the least I’ve paid in the legal market). Gorilla Glue #4 is a very popular hybrid cultivar that came with 14.19% THC and an insignificant amount of CBD. I haven’t had terpene percentages available in the past, the packaging on this product had those numbers available, and I believe it should be the norm. Below is an in-depth breakdown of this pungent flower.
Lineage: Chem’s Sister x Chocolate Diesel
Terpene Profile: Limonene (0.436%), Myrcene (0.293%), Caryophyllene (0.117%), Ocimene (0.112%), Bisabolol (0.108%).
Packaging Details: Packaged on 11/25/2020, tested/reviewed on 02/24/2021, exactly 91 days later. Lot# 20-983.
Pricing Details: Purchased 28 grams from Shelter Market for $74.25 ($2.65/gram). (Please note I received 25% off my first order, regular price is $99.99 for 28 grams.)
The bag appeal on this GG4 was on point; honestly, I didn’t know what to expect from my first medical order for flower that cost less than $4.00, and I was pleasantly surprised. The trichome-covered buds came in different sizes, however, there was a very decent amount of nugs weighing over one gram. The trichomes glands remained very intact (see micro-pic below). When it comes to humidity, the RH inside the bag was at 52%, which is quite decent. Anything over 50% usually keeps the nugs quite fresh. The trim job could’ve been a little better, but again, this is a bargain and a half. It would actually be hard for me to find something of this quality for this price in the illicit market.
This Gorilla Glue #4 gave off some earthy and woodsy scents, slightly accented by sour notes. The dominant limonene terpene showed up once the weed was milled, mixed in with a heavy pine aroma. There was a little bit of diesel sprinkled around as well, nothing wrong with the aroma whatsoever, but there was no “wow” factor to it.
The flavor was interesting; the first few tokes were full of earthiness and pine. The sour diesel flavors came in on the exhale and the after taste, with a slight hint of chocolate/coffee. The smoke was relatively smooth and very enjoyable.
This was my favorite part from this entire GG4 review since the effects that this cultivar gave off were right up my alley. It’s a “hybrid” feeling; the effects reach both body and mind within a few minutes. I felt relaxed but not lethargic; this weed takes the edge off while still keeping the brain functional. It can be good for focusing on some work, socializing, or just chilling out.
I would recommend this to both beginners and everyday users; I feel like a beginner would enjoy the effects that this cultivar emits. The price point here is really something special for the legal market, my first Shelter Market experience was a pleasant one, and I’m looking forward to diving into the other products I have purchased from them. If you’ve tried some of this GG4 out, let me know what you thought of it in the comments below (please add pics)!