What is HHC?

Little is known about this new cannabinoid. This is understandable because it is “brand spanking new” to the market and few retailers are selling it. Don’t be surprised if you start seeing HHC more and more real soon.  There are many interesting facts and benefits to this cannabinoid.

What is HHC?

HHC, or hexahydrocannabinol, is a new cannabinoid that is hydrogenated Delta-8 THC, that means they add hydrogen molecules to THC in order to make HHC.  Typically HHC is made from Delta-8 THC that was made by converting CBD derived from hemp into the Delta-8 THC.

You’ve probably consumed a product that has undergone hydrogenation before because you’ve probably had margarine before.  A similar process is used to convert vegetable oil to margarine.

When HHC is made from THC derived from the hemp plant, a cannabis plant that contains less than .3% Delta 9 THC, then it is 100% legal by federal law. A perk of hydrogenation is that it gives stability at the molecular level. HHC is thought to digest in the body the same way as Delta 9 THC. It is said that HHC is more potent than Delta-8 and Delta-10.

Delta 9 THC VS HHC
A side by side comparison of Delta 9 THC VS HHC

What does HHC do?

There is a lack of consensus around what HHC does.  We know it gets you stoned but many people describe how it makes them stoned in different ways. This is for a number of reasons. First, it is very new. Second, different bodies respond differently to cannabinoids. Finally after the cannabinoid is made the end results in two different kinds of HHC: 9R HHC and 9S HHC. 9R HHC binds to the body’s endocannabinoid system rather well, the other doesn’t bind to the system too well.

When you take a look at these individual forms of HHC you find that the resulting effects are rather similar to HHC.  In other words, HHC can get you stoned just like THC, having similar effects to the body and mind. However, HHC is a little less potent than Delta 9 THC. In order to feel the same effect you need to consume more.

Why is HHC Better than THC?

It is important to say that the evidence of this is purely anecdotal. But “word on the streets” is HHC wont cause you to fail a drug test. Again it is very important to remember that this is not proven. It is just what we hear from our customers.

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