Gifted Curators offers “DC weed at its finest.” One of our cannabis connoisseurs, Kush-n-Pain, is sampling legendary strains from Gifted Curators to review for Urban Aroma readers. Read on for Kush-n-Pain’s review of Super Glue.
The Super Glue cannabis strain is true to its name in both being sticky icky to the touch and leaving you open to getting stuck to your chair.
It’s known for its strong earthy and citrusy aroma that will surely fill the air as soon as you open your bag of bud.
Super Glue is a great choice if you’re looking for that chill yet productive high, and it goes by a few aliases - so don’t be surprised if you also see it labeled as Superglue or Tacky Glue.
What is Super Glue Marijuana?
Super Glue is a hybrid strain made by crossing the Afghani and Northern Lights (NL) strains. Both Afghani and Northern Lights are indica strains associated with relaxing highs, with Afghani typically coming in a bit stronger on the chill factor. As far as THC content levels go, both parent strains typically range from 15-20%.
Super Glue Strain Profile
Just by looking at this bud, you know you’re getting some quality stuff. Its large flowers are pale green and decorated with a smattering of orange or gold pistils.
The generous dusting of trichomes on this cannabis strain is the icing on the cake. You’re definitely going to want to use your grinder to break up your Super Glue, as the vast amount of trichomes will make your nug compact and sticky (not to mention all the kief you’ll catch below your screen).
Two Tokes Test
The first hit is so chokingly powerful that I can't deep lung it, and by the end of hack-exhalation I'm already high. Dat's, dat Ole School Funk Baby. There is no need for a second hit?!? ...nope. I am immediately lifted and yet relaxed, like after the first swallow of a cup of coffee or lemon tea. However, a caution must be issued. This is the kind of flower that can cause an anxiety attack if over-consumed by an inexperienced or novice toker. Dose responsibly. 'Nuff said.
While this is a 100% indica, it flouts what that typifies by riding like a full-bodied sativa. A friendly yet muscular stony bake massages my mind, and from the neck down I'm way chillaxed. Poorly-postured chair positions with one leg up are totally comfortable. Also, I want to play some online bullet chess against the world. Super Glue is good for activities and social interaction.
Super Glue's parents are the landrace strains Afghani x Northern Lights. The latter itself is made from a mixture of Afghani landraces.
- THC levels are about 22% — but some tests have reported higher, and the batch for this review might be elevated past the norm.
- CBG, which has been shown to assist with certain ocular issues, is found in larger amounts.
- The same goes for THCV, which can help with suppressing the munchies.
While all variations of Super Glue will carry the same terpene attributes regardless of where you get your bud, the cannabinoid profile of each batch and grower will most likely vary.
Chances are if you’ve heard of any single cannabinoid, it was THC. Short for delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid in your bud that gives you that feeling of being high.
It actually starts as THCa and converts to delta-9 THC when it is decarboxylated, usually by being heated (hence the reason cannabis is smoked, vaped or cooked down in order to get you high).
The THC levels in the Super Glue strain are generally around 22%, though some tests have reported these levels even higher. Typical THC levels in cannabis range from 15-25%, and there’s always the chance that THC levels in any given batch are elevated past the norm. Needles to say, coming in around 22% means this strain is packing a high THC level.
THC does more than just get you high. Like other characteristics of cannabis, this cannabinoid comes with some health benefits as well. THC has been known to help with pain relief, sleep, anxiety, nausea and appetite.
CBD, or cannabidiol, has a similar chemical structure to THC, but its structural differences keep it from creating that psychoactive high you’ll feel with THC. Instead, CBD is going to be focused on helping with things like anxiety, insomnia, pain relief and inflammation.
The CBD levels in the Super Glue strain range from 0.5-1%, making this a low CBD strain.
Cannabigerol, or CBG, creates the foundation for all cannabinoids when in its acidic form of CBGA (cannabigerol acid). When a cannabis plant is young, it has high amounts of CGB. As the plant matures, the CBG converts into other cannabinoids, like THC and CBD.
Similar to CBD, CBG packs in the health benefits without containing the psychoactive properties that will get you high.
Some of these benefits include being anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, and CBG has been known to help with pain relief, improve focus and mental acuity, increase appetite and help manage stress and anxiety. It’s also known to assist with certain ocular issues and promote eye health.
With CBG levels ranging from 0.2-2.4%, this cannabinoid is found in large amounts in the Super Glue strain.
Tetrahydrocannabivarin, or THCV, is a psychoactive cannabinoid, just like THC, and has been known to produce a productive high.
While THC and CBG have been found to help induce your appetite, the THCV levels in this strain are going to help you fight back against that urge to get creative in the kitchen to feed a wicked case of the munchies.
It should be no surprise that this cannabinoid has its own health benefits as well. THVC has been known to reduce stress and help with both anxiety and panic attacks, making it a useful aid in the treatment of PTSD. It is also understood to be a neuroprotective and help promote bone growth.
THVC is typically more common in sativa strains, but this indica-dominant Super Glue strain has relatively high THVC levels that can range from 0.3-1%.
Super Glue Terpene Profile
The terpenoids of greatest significance in Super Glue are:
When you notice that hoppy smell wafting off your Super Glue, that’s your humulene speaking to you. Humulene carries a woody scent that is mixed with spice and herb aromas.
Not only does it give off a nice odor, humulene also comes with a few health benefits. Humulene is an analgesic, meaning it can help relieve pain. It is also anti-inflammatory, antitumor, and antibacterial.
And you can thank humulene, too, when you don’t get a massive case of the munchies with this strain. Humulene is anorectic, meaning it reduces your appetite.
That earthy aroma that’s giving off notes of citrus and cypress is all thanks to carene, also known as delta-3 carene.
When it comes to health benefits, carene is also known for having anti-inflammatory attributes. Not only that, it, too, has been known to improve bone health and aid in memory retention.
This terpene comes with some slight adverse side effects, though. You’ll want to keep your water and eye drops nearby, because carene is the reason you are most likely going to have cottonmouth and bloodshot eyes if you smoke this strain.
Geraniol is another terpene that is contributing to the citrusy aroma of the Super Glue strain, though this terpene is more well known for its floral and rose like scent. Having a more subtle profile, geraniol isn’t going to hit your nostrils as strongly as humulene and carene will.
Just like the others, geraniol is a terpene that is bringing along some health benefits on top of its sweet and floral scent
This one also packs some anti-inflammatory properties, as well as being an antitumor, antifungal, antibacterial and an antioxidant. Some studies have also found it to be a neuroprotectant, which means it is good for your nervous system.
Common Superglue Strain Questions
Now that you know the basics of the physical properties of this strain, let’s dig into some common questions you may have when you’re shopping for cannabis.
What are the Effects of Super Glue Marijuana
Super Glue packs a double punch in that it will hit you with both a body high and a mind high. Chances are it will have you feeling chill and relaxed, providing a good mellow and uplifting high. Super Glue is a great cannabis strain to help manage stress, anxiety and depression.
If you moderate your amounts properly, this could be the perfect strain for you to hit the social scene with and take advantage of its anxiety-reducing benefits. Be careful, though - if you go too hard on this one, you may end up finding yourself glued to your couch for the night.
Is Superglue Strain Strong?
Coming in at around a 22% THC level, Super Glue is a potent strain that beginners should be a bit weary of.
There’s a delicate balance of riding that chill yet productive euphoric high, and then taking too high of a dose that sends you flying off the cliff and landing in a giggly stupor and stuck to your seat.
Is Super Glue Marijuana Indica, Sativa or Hybrid?
One may think that since Super Glue’s parent strains of Afghani and Northern Lights are both indica, then Super Glue would certainly be a pure indica strain.
Super Glue is an indica-dominant hybrid strain that is around 60% indica and 40% sativa, with the indica bringing in the relaxing vibes and the sativa keeping you energized and productive.
Is Super Glue the same as Krazy Glue?
There are actually a number of “glue” strains in addition to Super Glue. One of the more popular glue strains that is similar to Super Glue is Krazy Glue.
Krazy Glue is another hybrid strain that comes from crossing Gorilla Glue (aka Gorilla Glue #4) and Super Silver Chemdog Haze. Gorilla Glue is known to be one of the most potent cannabis strains in the world, and is definitely the most potent glue strain.
There’s also the Crazy Glue strain, which is a hybrid of Gorilla Glue and Bubba Kush - so make sure to not get these two homophones confused for one another.
Krazy Glue is more indica-dominant, coming in similar to Super Glue at 60% indica and 40% sativa, while Crazy Glue is a more evenly split hybrid coming in at 50/50.
Where to Buy Super Glue Cannabis?
There are some great resources online for figuring out the best place and best way to get your cannabis from local providers in both New York and DC. A fan favorite in the DC area is the Gifted Curators Art Gallery.
How Much Is Super Glue?
Depending on where you’re located, Super Glue will most likely cost you somewhere between $50-65 per 1/8 of an ounce. But of course, this all varies due to location. Be sure to check out your local dispensaries and ask your budtenders for the going rate.
Whilst I enjoy the plus three-hour high of this cultivar, it would not be in my primary choice pile for just 'sitting around and being effed up.' On the other hand, it hovers near the top of my 'play TaiQiGong' or 'get work done' pile. As such, I have to give this high marks.
Rating: Everything I review starts as a 10, and then I whittle away. On the Ephrata 1-10 scale, I am reluctant to give a perfect score, but from smell, taste and look, to cure and experience, I would call this particular batch a Farmers 10. It's the best Super Glue I've ever had.