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Silverback Gorilla Silver Gorilla, Silver Back

Cannabinoid THC Dominant

THC 18 - 20.67%

CBD 0.76 - 1.19%

Effect Sleepy

Side Effect Thirst and dry mouth

Flavor Sweet

Silverback Gorilla Strain Review – Good Potency, Unique Flavor, and a Titillating High


Medium High
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0% 0.4% 0.8% 1.2% 1.6% 2%


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The Silverback Gorilla strain (aka the “Silver Gorilla” strain or the “Silver Back” strain) is a rare cannabis hybrid with Indica-dominant genetics. It is created by crossing Fruity Pebbles with Dairy Queen. The THC concentration in the cultivar is above average and includes 18-20%. The cannabinoid profile is rich and contains the following chemicals:

  • CBD 0.76-1.19%
  • CBC 0.3-0.8%
  • CBG 0.4-1.2%
  • CBN 0.06-0.22%
  • THCV 0.25-1%

Despite its moderate THC level, the weed is fast-acting and shows potent Indica effects. It is suitable for smokers who are aware of their tolerance levels and is recommended for nighttime consumption.

Dominant Terpenes and Aromas

Smokers can look forward to a sweet smell affected by myrcene with pungent notes brought by caryophyllene. The terpene profile also includes ocimene, responsible for grape odors with pine undertones. These aromas remind weedheads of walking in a forest and contribute to relaxing effects produced by Silverback Gorilla.

Effects, Properties, and Medical Uses

Due to prevailing Indica genes, the Silverback Gorilla weed strain is well-known for its sedative and calming properties. It is a must-try for people struggling with stress and insomnia. The strain is hard-hitting, and its potency may come as a surprise. Immediate and strong effects that work for both mind and body are first aid for patients who suffer from:

  • Pain
  • Seizures
  • Muscle spasms
  • Nerve damage
  • Migraines
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Lack of appetite
  • Sleep disorders

Patients with mental and mood disorders turn to the Silverback Gorilla strain for fast relief from anxiety, stress, and depression. A warming body buzz melts across their bodies, providing intense body relief. The relaxation that people experience while smoking makes them happy, lazy, and dreamy, resulting in sleepiness. When users overdo, Silverback Gorilla may cause couch-locked lethargy. In sensitive people, it may agitate:

  • Thirst and dry mouth
  • Paranoia
  • Dry eyes
  • Dizziness

Help for the Silverback Gorilla Strain Growers

It won’t be a challenge for new gardeners to grow this marijuana. Its blooming stage lasts 44-54 days. The strain produces popcorn-shaped nugs that range from dark olive green to purple undertones. They feature a blanket of white trichomes, and this sweet resin gives them a sticky texture.

The cultivar is ready for harvesting in 62 days. The shrubs can be as high as 60’’-80’’ and typically yield 1-2 oz./ft2 in indoor and 15-20 oz./plant in outdoor environments. The pot and its seeds are rare and difficult to find in dispensaries.

Side Effects

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Thirst and dry mouth 83% Voted
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Paranoia 50% Voted
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Dry eyes 41% Voted
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Silverback Gorilla Strain Cannabinoids

THC Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is a major cannabis chemical compound. It is a psychoactive element that stimulates dopamine release and induces euphoria or happiness. THC-rich strains may be helpful with such conditions as lack of appetite, chronic pains , etc. It is considered to be the primary active marijuana component. 18 - 20.67%
CBD Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a major compound in cannabis, which is non-psychoactive. It is also proved to counteract the side effects of the second major component THC. CBD is widely used for medicinal purposes in rubs, oils and so on. It is helpful in muscle pain cases, may treat arthritis and migraines. Even Greeks used it against pain, while Queen Victoria applied it to get rid of menstrual cramps. 0.76 - 1.19%
CBC Cannabichromene, or CBC, is a minor cannabinoid, meaning that its quantity in cannabis is quite little. Though it has the same origin as CBD and THC, it is different in functions. Without any psychoactive effects, it is an efficient cannabis compound in combating acne and depression. CBC produces analgesic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. 0.3 - 0.8%
CBG Cannabigerol, or CBG, is one of the minor cannabis compounds in adult plants. On the other hand, young ones contain a lot of this antibacterial and anti-inflammatory component. During the growth, CBG is converted into different cannabinoids, mostly THC and CBD. The compound itself increases appetite and decreases eye pressure. 0.4 - 1.2%
CBN Cannabinol, or CBN, is a trace element in cannabis that is considered to be mildly psychoactive. It appears from oxidation THC, exposed to light and heat. CBN is mostly contained in old cannabis and in traditional hashish. It is effective against insomnia, bacterial infections and appetite loss. 0.06 - 0.22%
THCV Tetrahydrocannabivarin, or THC-V, is a compound contained in cannabis in trace amounts. Even though it is close to THC molecularly, it is different in effects. This compound may be psychoactive only in large amounts. THC-V reduces blood sugar, controls appetite, stimulates bone growth, etc. African Sativa strains are the richest in THC-V. 0.25 - 1%

Silverback Gorilla Terpene Profile

Pinene Pinene is one of the most widespread terpenes in nature, found in pine trees, basil, nutmeg, parsley, and rosemary. Cannabis containing terpene (alpha-pinene or α-pinene) boasts a strong pine scent. Pinene is responsible for anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and anti-anxiety effects. 0.12%
Myrcene Myrcene (also known as β-myrcene) is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis, representing more than 20% of the modern marijuana terpene profile. Myrcene has a distinct earthy, musky flavor, resembling cloves. It is responsible for calming and soothing effects of weed. Myrcene is also found in hops, thyme, mango, lemongrass, guava melon. 0.21%
Ocimene Ocimene (derived from the Ancient Greek word Ocimum meaning basil) is a terpene with sweet and herbaceous flavors, also boasting citrusy and woody undertones. Naturally, ocimene occurs in mint, parsley, orchids, hops, kumquats, mangoes, basil, bergamot, lavender, and pepper. Offers antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. 0.18%
Humulene Humulene (also known as α-humulene) is one of the major terpenes found in cannabis, contributing to woody, earthy, spicy, herbaceous, and, mainly, floral aromas of cannabis. Used in modern medicine, humulene offers anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and appetite suppressant effects, which have been well-researched by pharmaceutical companies. 0.05%
Limonene Limonene (also known as d-limonene) is the second most common terpene in nature and the third most common terpene in cannabis. It has a powerful citrus aroma and can be found in all citruses, including lemons, oranges, grapefruits, limes, juniper, etc. Limonene is known to elevate moods and provide anxiety, depression, and stress relief. 0.09%
Linalool Linalool (also known as beta linalool, linalyl alcohol, linaloyl oxide, and p-linalool) is one of the rarest terpenes found in cannabis, mostly in small quantities. Linalool is known for its spicy and lavender aroma, bringing relaxation and calming effects. It is also said to provide anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that can be useful for athletes. 0.17%
Terpinolene Terpinolene is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis; however, It's usually presented in small quantities. Is responsible for piney, floral, herbaceous, and even a little bit citrusy aroma of cannabis. Terpinolene can be found in lilacs, nutmeg, and cumin. In cannabis, terpinolene contributes to the sensation of "freshness." Has the potential to reduce the risk of heart diseases. 0.01%
Caryophyllene Caryophyllene (also known as beta or b caryophyllene) is a terpene found in many herbs and spices, such as black pepper, basil, rosemary, and oregano. Cannabis high in caryophyllene delivers a strong spicy, peppery aroma, resembling cinnamon and cloves. Caryophyllene offers potent anti-inflammatory and sedative effects. 0.18%
Total terpenes content 1.01%

Growing Info

Flowering time 44 - 54 Days
Flowering type Photoperiod
Grow difficulty Easy
Harvest time 62 Days
Yield outdoor 15 - 20 Oz/plant (~ 550 g/plant)
Yield indoor 1 - 2 Oz/Ft² (~ 400 g/m²)
Height indoor 60-80
Height outdoor 60-80

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User Reviews 14

Jeffrey Grimer

This is a great bedtime weed since it will make you feel very relaxed and sleepy. Although it didnt do much for my pain, I still enjoyed a deep sleep after smoking it. Strangely enough, it made me very thirsty when the effects wore off...

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Katie P.

Its best to take this before bedtime as it will make you super sleepy

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Sissy G.

it helped me be free of stress and pain... both physical and emotional

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I suffer from vertigo and found relief after smoking the ganja buds

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Chuckie F.

Smoke this and youll fall on your ass like a Silverback gorilla. Goodnight!

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timmy and Maria were right, this marijuana is super relaxing... perfect for nighttime

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yummy, happy, and relaxing

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Jun G.

sleep-inducing weed

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Winnie Worthington

I felt aroused after

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Perry P.

Not that effective for pain

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superb stress reliever

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very bland taste

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Very relaxing!

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Charlotte Everdeen

made me sleepy

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