Elmer’s Glue Strain Review

On this occasion, you can trust that the funny strain name doesn’t lie: smoke some Elmer’s Glue and you’ll be enjoying some of the stickiest buds you’ve ever had.

Elmer’s Glue Strain Review

A fifty fifty hybrid of two popular dank strains, it’s a high end weed that’s potent and powerful – not recommended for those at the start of their cannabis journey.


This isn’t your teenage dealer’s ditch weed. Elmer’s Glue is a carefully developed strain racking up an average strength of 26-28% THC, so it’s important to consume carefully, especially if you’ve not had time to build up a tolerance.

Beginners ought to steer clear or else only have a few tokes.

What Is Elmer’s Glue Strain

Combining the sweet sleepiness of an indica with an equal surge of sativa energy, positivity and elation, Elmer’s Glue is a half and half that hits the perfect sweet spot between relaxed and occupied.

If you really want to get something done, but you’re not working to a time-pressed deadline, you’ll achieve it no problem accompanied with a couple of tokes on this hybrid. 

How Was Elmer’s Glue Developed

Created by Relentless Genetics, Elmer’s Glue is a result of carefully combining two super-potent strains, evening out the distribution of sativa to indica in order to curate the perfect buzz that chills you out without removing your ability to function – provided you don’t smoke too much, that is!

The first of its parents is the evergreen and endlessly popular Gorilla Glue #4, a heady combination with an average THC range of 25% that’s 65% sativa and 35% indica.

In this particular combination of dankness, GG #4 is paired up with The White, a lesser known but equally as powerful 25% THC indica dominant strain at a ratio of 85% to 15%. 


This weed is an outdoors-lover’s dream, with primary notes of woody pine and an undeniable presence of diesel, with backnotes of pepper and sprinklings of citrus. 

The terpenes limonene and myrcene are responsible for the sweet lemon notes on exhalation, but beware, it’s also very gassy. Not ideal if you’re trying to stealthily smoke up!

Odor And Flavor

As you might have gathered from those earthy flavors, Elmer’s Glue is quite pungent, with most of the smoke reeking of skunky diesel and a tiny bit of lingering sweetness that does nothing to cover it up.

This will probably put those who prefer a lighter strain off, especially if toking up indoors, as the smell has a tendency to linger for a while.

Physical Appearance

You’ll find Elmer’s Glue is a smaller, denser flower, in pebble-like clusters: the indica is clearly visible in the curled, petite leaves, which are sage in color and capped with plenty of bright orange hairs. 

Additionally, the tasty trichomes on each nug of gluey goodness are incredibly sticky, so break out the good grinder: they also cause a crystally “glowing” effect in photos, with a bright white hue that’s irresistible and will certainly impress your fellow stoners.

Grow Info

Considering how dank it is, you might be surprised how easy it is to grow yourself some Elmer’s Glue, as it has a fairly straightforward process. You’ll find it typically flowers in around 8-9 weeks, ready for you to harvest after approximately 10.

Speaking of harvesting, you should be lucky enough to get around 2-3 ounces per plant outside, or the equivalent of 1-2 ounces per square foot if you’re growing inside  instead.

You’ll be super glad you invested time and energy into growing this strain, especially if you’re a seasoned stoner with a good tolerance accrued.


Given this is far stronger than weed of the past, you should be forewarned, the destressing, motivational, positive feeling that comes from smoking Elmer’s Glue is only going to last if you’re strong enough to tolerate it.

Those experienced in the art of marijuana consumption will certainly enjoy the benefits of taking some good glue, which usually leaves smokers feeling giggly, silly, boosted and almost certainly ready to eat.

For a lucky few, it can also create a zone of focus that’s beneficial for getting done those tasks you’ve been putting off that don’t require too much brain power or competency.

Everybody should bear in mind the longer hit time when it comes to Elmer’s Glue – as it usually takes around ten to fifteen minutes for the full effects to become clear,  don’t be fooled and ruin your session by accidentally smoking too much upfront.

Side Effects

As you now know, this is pretty strong stuff – smoke enough and you can expect the usual dry mouth and eyes, sudden onset thirst and a massive case of the munchies you may or may not enjoy fulfilling.

You could also experience an increase in blood pressure, which isn’t anything to worry about, but may result in a tingle in your temples that isn’t entirely unpleasant to experience.

Nausea, paranoia, and anxiety are also likely when consumed in too-high doses – its potency paired with excessive smoking is a one-way ticket to being freaked out, so you should know your tolerance and recognize the signs of one hit too many before it’s too late to fix them.

Medical Appointments

Given the comforting nature of this strain, and the fact it contains a fairly substantial 0.6% CBD means this bud is regularly offered to medicinal patients.

Usual symptoms it tends to alleviate include muscle pain, headaches, lack of appetite, muscle tension and insomnia: as such, it tends to work wonders for some cancer patients.

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Final Thoughts

Not for the faint of heart, Elmer’s Glue is a well thought out and cleverly developed strain that, provided you’re experienced with smoking, should provide more than a few great mornings, afternoons or evenings.

Remember, it’s not worth pushing this potent bud to the limit by smoking more than necessary, unless you want to ruin your vibe with some unwanted paranoia, anxiety or a feeling of being overwhelmed.

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