HHC - The New Cannabinoid on The Market
A brand new cannabinoid that has taken the world by storm, HHC is a naturally occurring molecule found in the hemp plant that affects the mind and body.
HHC or hexahydrocannabinol behaves much like THC, but it lasts longer and produces a slightly less potent high.
The molecule rocketed to popularity after a recent discovery that allowed scientists to turn other cannabinoids (usually CBD) into HHC. Now, instead of growing entire cannabis plants to harvest the 1% HHC they producer, scientists can produce the molecule in large quantities.
Chemically, HHC is very similar to regular Delta 9 THC. The difference is that HHC doesn’t have a double-bonded structure. Instead, all the double bonds have been replaced with hydrogen. When this happens to a molecule, it’s called hydrogenation. And, while it’s a minor difference in chemical structure, it produces important results.
HHC is far more stable than regular THC, which means it degrades at a slower rate. While regular marijuana will slowly lose its efficacy over time, HHC bud doesn’t. It stays potent for a much longer period than other cannabis products.
Best of all, because HHC is derived from completely legal hemp plants, HHC products are federally legal in the United States (although a few states don’t allow it).
HHC’s potential is exciting but should be viewed with caution. The HHC cannabinoid a new commodity on the market. It doesn’t come with the benefit of years of research. We know that it’s perfectly safe to use, but there are many things about HHC that are not yet fully understood.
How does HHC make you Feel?
HHC creates potent and wide-ranging highs. It can produce feelings of euphoria, mood elevations, giddiness, sleepiness, and body-relaxing effects.
Just like other cannabis products, HHC is made from different strains or varietals of cannabis. Each product has specific tastes, smells, and affects that vary from strain to strain. So the HHC high can range from indica-heavy relaxation to cerebral
Users report that HHC creates a high that’s somewhere between the potency of Delta 8 THC and regular THC. The most commonly cited figure estimates that HHC produces effects at about 80% the potency of regular THC (Delta 9). This makes it a perfect option for users who want a more powerful medicinal or recreational experience than Delta 8 can provide.
If you’re trying HHC for the first time, be sure to follow the rules. Start low and go slow. The more powerfully high that HHC delivers can lead to mild feelings of paranoia when too much is used. To ensure that you have an enjoyable experience, start with a small amount of HHC and wait 15 minutes before taking another dose.
What are the benefits of HHC?
Beyond the high, HHC provides several physical and mental benefits. It makes a great replacement for medical marijuana for users who don’t qualify for an MMJ card or who live in a state that doesn’t allow it.
HHC is best known as a treatment for insomnia that promotes deeper and better sleep, but it’s also highly effective at managing chronic pain. Because of its high potency, there is some evidence that it treats pain better than Delta 8 products.
Like other cannabinoids, HHC products help to reduce inflammation, making it an effective treatment for joint pain, surgeries, and gastrointestinal issues.
There is also evidence that HHC’s chemical structure makes it easier for the body to absorb, which means HHC is more efficiently processed. If this is the case, HHC might be a superior alternative to other forms of cannabis-based medicine, including medical marijuana. But the final verdict is still out.
Does HHC show up on a drug test?
There is a lot of conflicting information online about HHC and drug tests. While there are many things we don’t know about HHC, there are some concrete facts that aren’t up for dispute. First, HHC derived from hemp is legal in all but 11 states in America, thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill. Second, all HHC products contain less than 0.3% THC. Using HHC products is perfectly legal and safe.
Here’s where it gets tricky. Many people think the lack of THC in HHC products means that it won’t register on a drug test. That makes sense in theory, but the truth is more complicated.
Drug screens don’t test for straight THC. Instead, they detect the presence of metabolites that the body produces after interacting with THC. The most common of these metabolites is known as 11-hydroxy-THC. In studies like this one, HHC products did not lead to the production of 11-hydroxy-THC or the second most common metabolite, THC-COOH.
Right now, it’s unclear what sort of metabolites the human body makes after interacting with HHC. Most current information suggests that HHC products will not show up in a standard 12-panel drug test, unlike products made from Delta 8 THC.
However, this is not confirmed. Drug tests continually change and the research into HHC is still new. If you’re concerned about passing an upcoming drug screening, it’s best to avoid any cannabis-based products.
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