The whole kerfuffle would never have started if the telephone hadn’t stuck to Josey Whales’ hand.
Whales, a Nevada medical marijuana grower (real name Jackie Don Peabody), was trimming a new plant, the product of an accidental liason between Chem’s Sister, Sour Dubb, and Chocolate Diesel plants, when his phone rang.
The plant was particularly resinous, and Whales hands were covered with it. When he picked up the phone, it stuck.
So Whales named the new strain Gorilla Glue #4. And the rest, as they say, is history.
That was in 2012. Within a couple of years the new strain was winning multiple Cannabis Cups and taking the marijuana world by storm.
Whales and his business partner, Lone Watie (real name