Super Glue Strain Profile & Effects

Will you get stuck on this strain? Find out in this article.

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These days, there are more cannabis strains on the market than you can poke a stick at. Whether you're after some hard-hitting effects or a funky new flavour, there's probably a strain out there for you.

Some of the most popular hybrids on the market are indica-leaning. Consumers are drawn to their euphoric and relaxing effects while enjoying all the medical benefits that come with them. This next strain is no different – a potent indica perfect for unwinding after a long day. Our guide to 2020's most popular strains continues with the Super Glue Strain.

Super Glue is an indica-leaning hybrid strain created by Seedism Seeds. It is created by a combination of the Northern Lights strain and the Afghani landrace strain. This powerful genetic combination means that Super Glue has inherited strong indica effects that provide deep relaxation. Although it is a potent physical relaxant, it can also provide energy and focus, leaving you functional enough to enjoy activities. This strain is popular on the West Coast of the US thanks to these effects, which aren't dissimilar to its distant cousin Original Glue

Super Glue is quickly beginning to make a name for itself outside of these states due to these desirable effects, as well as its high yield, which makes it a cash crop in warmer climates. A couple of high finishes in different High Times Cannabis Cups have also helped to put this strain on the map. Superglue took out 3rd place for Best Sativa in the 2015 NorCal Cannabis Cup and placed 1st for Best Hybrid in the 2019 Nevada Cannabis Cup.

Effects

Super Glue has a THC content that ranges between 17-22%, with some strains even being reported to reach a staggering 28% THC.  Its average content of 19.5% THC means that it's more potent than your average hybrid strain (approx. 18.3% THC). Due to its potency, this strain isn't recommended for novice cannabis consumers. There are no relevant amounts of CBD found within this strain.

Super Glue's effects take hold quickly after consumption. You'll feel a sudden rush of endorphins heading to the brain, which can be accompanied by throbbing behind the eyes and increased saliva production. These sensations don't stick around for too long and are replaced by some subtle mental stimulation. 

This mental stimulation provokes free-flowing thoughts while making external stimuli seem more interesting. This strain doesn't stimulate the sort of intrusive or 'mind-racing' thoughts that certain sativa strains do, so this mental stimulation doesn't feel overwhelming. Unusually for a high THC strain, Super Glue doesn't seem to trigger any panic or anxiety, even in high doses, however, caution is still advised due to its potency. For some, this stimulation can also provide focus and enhance conversation.

After an hour or so, this mental activity will begin to wane and progress into a state of physical relaxation. While some consumers may still be lucid and social, most will feel stripped of motivation or productivity. This profound relaxation will spread throughout the body and can enable deep, restorative breathing. 

From this point, sedation takes hold. As its name would suggest, Super Glue definitely has the ability to leave you stuck to the couch. Due to these hard-hitting effects, this strain is typically used when there's not much left to do in the day, like when you've come home from work. This strain's high can also be long-lasting, so this strain is mainly recommended for use in the early evening or nighttime.

Super Glue's relaxing effects can have many applications for medical cannabis users. This strain has the ability to relieve pain, whether it's chronic, inflammatory or joint-related. It can also relieve muscle tension, which can mitigate things such as cramps and spasms. Those who have lost their appetite through conditions such as cancer and anorexia or even through medication may find this strain useful as it is a potent appetite stimulator.

This strain's relaxing effects can also provide consumers with stress relief. Those who suffer from depression and PTSD may find this strain helpful with elevating their mood while disparaging unwanted thoughts. As this strain doesn't trigger any fast-paced or introspective thinking, this strain may be beneficial to those who suffer from anxiety as well. This strain is typically not recommended as a sleep aid due to the initial mental stimulation, however, some consumers have reported that it is helpful in managing insomnia symptoms.

Appearance, Smell & Taste

Super Glue has impressive large flowers which are shaped into a spade-like formation. The bud formation is typical of indica strains, with the buds congregating into dense clusters. These buds are a pale green and are adorned by fiery orange stigmas, which provide a pop of colour. They are also covered in trichomes that produce a resinous coating. Not only do these trichomes play a part in Super Glue's potency, they also make the buds incredibly sticky and hard to cut up, hence the name of this strain.

Upon first smell, this strain has a sweet scent, balanced by a sour and skunky odour. The sweetness can be reminiscent of caramel, with a hint of citrus mixed in. There are also sharp, piney notes that can be detected in this strain's aroma. Breaking up these buds will uncover a spicy sandalwood scent, which is unique to the Afghani strain. The main terpenes that contribute to this alluring aroma are caryophyllene (spice), limonene (citrus) and myrcene (earthy).

With a wide array of scents, Super Glue's flavour is also rather intriguing. The smoke of this strain has a strong woody and earthy taste with citrus undertones. There are also hints of spice that can leave a tingling sensation in the mouth and throat. The smoke produced is often thick and can be harsh, so smoking this strain isn't recommended for anyone with respiratory problems. Other methods of consumption such as vaporising are a safer alternative if you want to try this strain without the harsh smoke.

Availability

Super Glue was originally bred by breeders at Seedism Seeds, a Dutch seed bank. The seeds of this strain aren't currently available on their website but they are listed under the 'Coming Soon' section. You may be able to find Super Glue seeds from other online seed banks, such as Seed Supreme, Anesia and Amsterdam Seed Center.

In terms of the flower, you should be able to find this strain in select West Coast dispensaries, where it is increasing in popularity. You may still be able to find this strain in dispensaries throughout the other legal states of the US but there may be limited availability. As this strain comes from a Dutch seed bank, you should be able to find this strain at certain dispensaries throughout the Netherlands as well. In a Californian dispensary, you can expect to pay around $50 AUD for 1/8 of an ounce.

There are no known phenotypes of Super Glue, but there are some similar strains. Original Glue shares no parents with Super Glue, so they are not related but they produce similar effects. Both are indica-leaning and relaxing but Super Glue is thought of as the milder version which still allows mental acuity, making it better-suited for activities. Other similar strains include GSC, Gelato and Sherbet. 

Just like Original Glue, this strain has gained many admirers due to its potent and relaxing effects. As Super Glue is a milder and sociable strain, it is more adaptable. It can be enjoyed both indoors and outdoors for a wide range of activities (excluding anything dangerous) thanks to its ability to maintain lucidity. This strain is only growing in popularity, so you'll be sure to hear more about it in 2020 and beyond.

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Josh Griffin
Josh Griffin

Josh is a Perth-based writer with a background in psychology and pharmacology. Through his studies he has gained an interest in abnormal psychology, mental health and psychopharmacology and has reported on these topics. Currently, his main focus is on cannabinoids and their medical potential.

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