AMCO’s Review of Gorilla Gum by Natural State Medicinal and purchased from Suite 443

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~ This strain gets its genetics from GG4 crossed with Bubble Gum. Hybrid ratio varies on the source. One says 70% Indica. Another source said 80% Indica. It’s labeled as 17.42% THC and 0.03 CBD. It was harvested on 8/7/20 and tested by Steep Hill Labs 13 days later.


The Look

~ The look rates 7 out of 10. This eighth of an ounce sample is made up of several pieces, some even too small to be called popcorn. I’m also not a fan of the packaging being colored the same as their in house grow when this flower is from an outside cultivator. By doing this I think they are robbing their own branding. As for the flower itself, the pear green color is mostly uniform throughout.

The Smell

~ The smell rates 8 out of 10. I’m a fan of anything with Pinene and its the first that jumps out at me. The Caryophyllene in the sample has spicy notes but not so clove like. There is also a sweetness that would probably be a reach to say it a gum like smell. It’s probably Linalool in my opinion.

The Taste

~ The taste rates 7 out of 10. The dry hit (pulling air thru an unlit joint) tastes like pine and citrus with a touch of skunkiness. Once I put fire to the OCB wrapped half gram joint, I noticed that the terpenes didn’t transfer to the taste as well as I expected. This is not one of NSM’s more flavorful strains this time around. The spiciness flavor of the Caryophyllene is the most dominate terp in the taste.

The Cure

~ The cure rates 7 out of 10. Under magnification you can see that the exterior tricomb heads have been decapitated. I have noticed this happening on multiple products lately. I’m sot sure of the cause, whither it be sifted when trimmed or handled rough, but the issue spans multiple cultivators. The inside of the buds are filled with tricomb heads and beautifully glisten. I’d like it to have more amber colored tricombs than the few that were present. The clear to clouded ratio is an even 50/50. The buds all passed the squeeze test but my scissors didn’t gum up when cutting it up.

The Effect

~ The effect rates as 8 out of 10. Now that I’ve medicated and read what I wrote so far, I realize I got on a soap box or two. Gorilla Gum had a nice calming effect on my mind. I also noticed that it eased my body’s aches and lowered my nerve pain. The Caryophyllene terp that was so heavy in the taste is a known pain reliever. I think with a little fine tuning from Natural State Medicinal, this would be a great benefit to Suite 443’s lineup. It’s not long acting yet. If there were more amber heads on the tricombs, it would increase the couch lock feeling. There was adequate euphoria but that’s not what I want in an Indica dominate. This should be a pillow hugging, body hugging relief med, in my high opinion.


~ Overall Gorilla Gum rates 7.9 for this run. It has potential for extreme pain relief. I’m looking forward to trying a future harvest. CODE AMCO for 10 off

About AMCO_patient_oo7

Little Back ground on my self ,i am a dyslexic medical cannabis patient that has fought threw life for more then 20 years in pain after a string of botched spine surgery .I have been prescribed just about every thing you can think of that is for controlling pain or that the drs thought may have a side effect to help control a symptom caused by 4 failed operations of the spine from Therasic 10 to the Sacrum 1 ,(bout half my spine) that has left me unable to do much of anything sence the failed fusion threw out Lumbar region . I have broken implementation in my spine , im non surgical at the moment tho i need two operations or combo surgery sometimes called , alfit and tlift .surgery on the front of the spine threw my gut and then replacement of instrumentation from the back side the spine as well.So to say i have complex intractable pain is a understatement. From bull toothache type pain radiation form the bones and screws to the nerve pain that shoots from my waist to different location in the rump leg and foot. I have hypersensitivity of the trunk from center line of my back above the spine to midline under my arm.This area of CRPs (complex regional pain syndrome) effects my rear thigh and saddle area at times.I been on a cane most my life and that ruined a shoulder and my ankle on the same side is damaged goods as well. Enough about what hurts for now and lets get into why im exspaling what symptoms i live with and have for over half my life. Pain Management in Arkansas , wow is it a labyrinth at best . I spent so long on opioid care that i was a opioid patient before the term pain management even existed i think. From Fyntinle to tramadol i have had it all one time or another. today im on 240 MME (morphine medical equivalent) less Medications then this time last year yet my condition is deteriorated and continues to daily. I found my self being told to consider implants of computers to shock my spinal cord or pumps to implant in my spine in order to continue to receive opioids control of a life debilitating immobilizing pain that is ever day life for a person whom spine has been cut in half and screwed back together.Over the years i have had to allow my spine to be injected my nerves to be burnt all these procedures that didnt work but had to consent to or not receive you relief for pain.Well the state of arkansas decided that patients could use medical cannabis for a list of symptoms and i am the lucky guy to have more then a couple of those. I hope to answer questions by direct message on the topic of medical use , as best to what my experiences are for all the people of arkasnas whom are on this path cannabis and natural medican s . Many loosing opioid care left no where to turn but to cannabis. I will tell you here from time to time what canna products have helped and have not helped me with my symptoms and maybe it will help educate the masses
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