Since the legalization of cannabis in the USA, the market has been flooded with different strains of the plant, all with different claims to fame. How can one person ever taste every strain that hits the market? Where would one even begin? Well, the Super Glue strain is certainly a great place to start if you happen to like intensely spicy hybrid strains.
What Makes the Super Glue Strain Recognizable?
On paper, Super Glue is an Indica-leaning hybrid strain that’s a cross between Afghani and Northern Lights strains. A few decades ago, most hybrids came from crossing those very strains. So you could say that smoking Super Glue would give you a similar experience someone in the 80s and 90s might have had. Having said that, let’s dive a bit deeper into the specifics of this highly potent breed.
It’s an Indica-Dominant Hybrid
According to most reports, the Super Glue strain is certainly more of an Indica than a Sativa plant. More specifically, it’s about 60–70% Indica and 30–40% Sativa. But what does that even mean?
Well, before we had tests that could tell us the effects a particular cannabis strain will have on us, most people relied on these terms to reveal that information. Typically, Indicas were associated with sedating effects, while Sativas were considered more stimulating. As you can imagine, hybrids are thought to offer a bit of both.
But in truth, the only thing these terms can tell you for sure is whether the plant will be tall with narrow leaves or short with broad ones. If you want to know the effects a particular strain will have before you try it, you should check out its cannabinoid and terpene profiles instead.
The effects of a cannabis strain are primarily determined by two of its main cannabinoids — THC and CBD. The former is the main psychoactive component of cannabis so it’ll get you high, while the latter has more diverse medicinal purposes. However, they usually work together to make each other more effective.
Most Super Glue plants can contain anywhere between 17 and 23% of THC and up to 1.4% of CBD. If you happen to get a strain that has that amount of CBD, you’ll be able to use it to treat anxiety, depression, pain, and even seizures. However, more often than not, Super Glue has a negligible percentage of CBD.
Either way, between these two cannabinoids, Super Glue will provide a pretty relaxing experience. Still, THC and CBD aren’t the only components you can thank for that.
It Has an Intense, Almost Chemical Smell and Taste
Recently, researchers have begun to see the importance of the terpene profile in determining the effects of a cannabis plant. Now, terpenes are aromatic compounds that exist in all plants, giving them their unique smell and taste. For example, linalool can make cannabis strains smell like lavender because it’s also naturally occurring in that plant. Moreover, it’ll lend the strain the same relaxing effect lavender has.
However, the terpene profile in cannabis strains isn’t as simple as that. After all, there are usually several dominant terpenes in each plant. They all work together to give the strain its memorable smell and taste.
Caryophyllene is the terpene with the biggest presence in the Super Glue strain. On its own, it has a notably peppery smell and taste and may add anti-inflammatory properties to the strain. The next most represented terpene in the mix is limonene which, as you might have guessed, has a soothing, citrusy aroma. Finally, the third most prominent terpene in the strain is myrcene, which is common in most cannabis strains and lends the plant its famous earthy smell.
What Does the Super Glue Strain Smell and Taste Like?
All that being said, let’s take a moment to talk about the experience of smoking or inhaling Super Glue. Because of its unique aromatic profile, you can expect the plant to have a distinct chemical smell. If that pungent turpentine-like smell isn’t present, the product has probably been modified in some way.
Once you inhale, you’ll find that the strong smell also translates to a pretty intense taste as well. The terpene mix tends to make the strain register as lightly piney — it may even make your mouth tingle. Additionally, you’ll probably be able to taste the citrusy notes as well.
However, if you prefer the more modern floral strains that smell like lavender and wildflowers, you may want to skip this one. We should also warn you that about a third of people who use this strain also experience dry mouth due to its potency.
Still, if the flavor profile doesn’t bother you (or if you happen to genuinely like it), you’ll probably appreciate the other effects of this strain as well. Most users report feeling a very mellow and uplifting high. So if nothing else, Super Glue will reduce your stress levels and symptoms of anxiety and depression.
A Few Parting Words
So there you have it — a complete report on the Super Glue strain. Now all you need to do is figure out if all this sounds like something you’d want to try. We’d certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a calming cannabis experience.