What is HHC?
Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) is one of the many naturally occurring cannabinoids in hemp plants. Since it is available in scant amounts, the extraction process is expensive. It is one of the recent cannabinoids that manufacturers make by slightly altering CBD in a chemical laboratory.
Does HHC Get You High?
HHC is not THC, but it has similar effects upon extensive usage. The industry is yet to find an effective way to separate high-potency and low-potency HHC. So, the available HHC products are a mixture of both forms and can induce noticeable effects, such as euphoria. However, the high it creates is at the mid-point of the mind-altering effects of Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC.
What are the Benefits of HHC?
Since HHC is a newfound compound, its benefits are not as well-researched as THC or CBD. But with several users reporting their experience, we can assume some benefits, like:
- Anxiety reduction
- Pain relief
- Inflammation reduction
- Better sleep quality
Is HHC Legal if Bought Online?
Whether you buy HHC online or from a physical store, its legal status is unclear. According to the 2018 Farm Bill, using parts of cannabis plants containing 0.3% THC or less is legal.
However, since some elements involve laboratory modifications, such as HHC, federal law might consider them illegal. Different state laws vary, so we recommend knowing the laws in your state.
Is HHC Stronger Than Delta 8?
HHC is a natural phytocannabinoid, whereas Delta-8 is an analog of THC. While it is available in trace amounts in hemp plants, manufacturers may produce Delta-8 synthetically.
HHC is less potent than D8 and does not induce mind-altering effects like Delta-8. But it can produce euphoric and relaxing effects.
Is HHC Safe?
HHC is one of the more potent cannabinoids that can produce lasting relief from different symptoms but avoids the psychoactive effects you can usually expect from THC. However, if taken in excessive amounts, it will create similar effects to THC.
There is a lack of evidence to determine whether HHC is more potent than THC or if it is harmful. So far, there are no reports related to the adverse effects of HHC in Austin, Texas.
How Long Does HHC Stay In Your System?
It depends on various factors, such as your body’s sensitivity to HHC, the amount you consume, your frequency of use, and your metabolism.
Taking other cannabinoids into account, the human body may store HHC in the fats and tissues for over a month.
Will HHC Show Up In a Drug Test?
HHC may cause you to fail a drug test. So, we recommend avoiding consuming HHC or any other THC analog for at least three weeks before a drug test.
Is HHC Synthetic?
Not always. HHC is natural, but it is scarce, unlike Delta-8 and Delta-10. It happens when D9 undergoes oxidization over time and turns into CBN.
Since low THC levels are difficult to extract naturally. So, manufacturers hydrogenize the THC molecules and bind D9 THC from hemp with hydrogen atoms. While hydrogenizing D9 THC makes the HHC molecules less stable, adding hydrogen makes them power powerful than D9, becoming semi-synthetic.