What is HHC?
HHC is a hydrogenated derivative of THC. This cannabinoid is a naturally occurring molecule found in the hemp plant that affects the mind and body. HHC behaves much like THC, but it lasts longer and produces a slightly less potent high.
HHC is a cannabinoid that causes psychoactive and physical effects when smoked or ingested. HHC or hexahydrocannabinol occurs naturally and can be found within the seeds and pollen of hemp plants.
HHC produces effects very similar to THC. It can cause euphoric feelings, relaxing sensations, enhanced creativity, and laid-back vibes. It is considered less potent than Delta 9 THC, but more powerful than both Delta 8 and Delta 10 THC.
However, due to the quirks in the process used to create the HHC that powers most products, it varies in potency from batch to batch. Lower quality HHC typical produce weaker effects, while high-grade options tend to be stronger.
HHC’s high is more energetic and productive than highs produced by Delta 8 and causes less anxiety. Users described the feeling as a clear-headed with invigorating sensations and upbeat moods.
Interestingly, hydrogenation results in two versions of HHC. Both versions are effective, however, one is always significantly more powerful and is therefore considered the active ingredient in today’s products.
Although HHC does not contains THC, it will still show up on most drug tests. This happens because the body’s natural processes convert HHC into a version of THC.
Although first discovered in the 1940s, HHC is only now becoming widely known and used. As more studies occur, scientists will gain a better understanding of how this non-THC molecule interacts with the endocannabinoid system to produce its effects.
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.