Elmer’s Glue (Hybrid)
Named after the omnipresent craft supply of our childhoods, Elmer’s Glue is slightly indica hybrid fusion of The White and Gorilla Glue #4, with a complex flavour profile and a sedative high. The dense, compact buds have a dank and earthy scent, accented with notes of wood and pine, with a sweet-sour undertone. On the exhale, this smoke has a subtly sweet and piney flavour. The high can creep up slowly, starting with a tingly feeling around the temples, followed by a shift in thinking, as ideas and concepts take on a new intensity or dimension. Smokers may also find their thoughts jumping from one to the next in strange categorical associations, and this type of mental stimulation can be a good for enhancing both detailed, analytical work and creative, freeform projects. If these “mind race” effects are not too overwhelming, it can be good in social settings, inspiring conversation and camaraderie, even among strangers.
As the high wears on – or as dosage is increased – Elmer’s Glue reveals its deeper indica nature. The previously cerebral mindset gives way to a dopey, dreamy mood. Physical energy levels tend to dip as well, and smokers who may have been active may suddenly prefer to stretch out on a comfortable surface. Instead of working on a puzzle, smokers at this stage are more likely to enjoy a passive activity like tv, film, or lounging around with an atmospheric playlist. It’s at this point that the “glue” in Elmer’s Glue becomes apparent, sticking users intractably in place on the couch. Thanks to its late-blooming sedation, Elmer’s Glue is recommended for consumption starting in the early evening, when its full spectrum of effects can be fully appreciated.
Elmer’s Glue can also have many uses for medical cannabis patients. Its initially cerebral effects can help those with attention deficit disorders to concentrate on a single task. The sedative effects, meanwhile, can temporarily treat the symptoms of stress and depression. Elmer’s Glue can also dull physical pain, whether it’s serious and chronic or an everyday inflammation like a headache. In the right set and setting, this sleepy bud can even help insomniacs enjoy a restful sleep. Because of the intense, introspective thought patterns that come at its onset, patients who are prone to anxiety, panic, or paranoia should consume this strain with some caution.