250mg HHC gummies (25mg per Gummy) 10 Count
The brave new world of bold new cannabinoids seems to be growing by the day, and HHC is one of the latest to join the party. This cannabinoid is unique because it's a hydrogenated compound, which means it interacts differently with your endocannabinoid system than any of the cannabinoids you've tried before.
These 10-packs of 25mg HHC gummies are created by Stardust Hemp, a female-owned hemp flower manufacturing company. They're super tasty, they have a soft and pillowy texture, and they're available in both tropical and mixed berry flavors. Oh, and they're vegan, in addition to the fact that they get you (legally) high!
Are you interested in a tasty new cannabinoid experience? Check these gummies out today. If you're interested in a tasty new cannabinoid experience, but you also want to know all you can before you dive into a whole new psychoactive journey, then continue reading for some enlightening and interesting info regarding HHC.
What Is HHC?
HHC, or hexahydrocannabinol, is a cannabinoid that can be found in trace amounts in both the hemp and cannabis plants. Although the concentration of the cannabinoid in these plants is too small to offer any noticeable effects, it can be synthesized by adding hydrogen molecules to THC.
If you didn't already know, THC is the main psychoactive component in the cannabis plant. This lineage means that HHC is psychoactive as well, but its hydrogen molecules actually provide it with some different characteristics than THC and many other cannabinoids, for that matter.
One of the advantages offered by hydrogenation of a cannabinoid is that it's more stable, meaning it will last far longer without degrading. HHC is also more resistant to light and heat, which gives it a far longer shelf life.
But those advantages are more beneficial to someone looking to stock their store with HHC products. What exactly does this cannabinoid have to offer the consumer?
Well, for one, it offers a similar experience to a Delta 9 THC high, only slightly weaker. However, HHC is considered federally legal, whereas Delta 9 is only legal in certain states. This distinction means HHC is a fantastic alternative for those of you in states where recreational marijuana is prohibited.
Where Is HHC Found in the Hemp Plant, and How Was It Discovered?
The recent boom in new cannabinoid products probably has a lot of people thinking that these chemical compounds were just discovered, but the truth is that a great number of them have been known about for decades, HHC included.
Hexahydrocannabinol was first discovered by a chemist named Roger Adams way back in the 1940s. Adams actually created HHC of his own by taking THC and hydrogenating it.
There's no record of whether he proceeded to secretly get super high off of his creation, but we do know that almost nobody got to give it a try up until very recently, which is part of what makes the HHC gummies so cool.
Although the HHC origin story involves a 1940s dude in a laboratory, the compound can be found occurring naturally in both hemp and cannabis.
The issue is that it occurs in such tiny amounts that the process of extraction and concentration would be far too cumbersome and expensive for it to be made into a viable product, so Roger Adams was definitely onto something with his hydrogenation process.
How Does HHC Make You Feel?
Well, as we said, the use of HHC as a legal alternative to THC is pretty much brand-new, so there actually isn't a ton of info out there regarding the high it provides.
However, it is closely related to Delta 9 THC, which means you can expect a similar high from both cannabinoids. That high is most often reported as mood-boosting, euphoric, relaxing, and perception-altering.
Although it's not something that has been accurately measured, the potency of HHC is said to lie somewhere between Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC. The right dosage will produce an experience akin to cannabis, but remember that the "right dosage" is going to vary widely between users, so start low and go slow on the journey to find yours.
Does HHC Have Any Therapeutic Effects?
There has been very little research into the potential medical benefits of HHC. However, a study conducted by Japanese researchers in 2007 did find that HHC was an effective pain reliever in laboratory mice.
While this is fairly promising, much more research will need to be conducted to provide any definitive evidence of the efficacy of the cannabinoid in relieving pain in humans.
Because of the lack of research on HHC, any information regarding the cannabinoid's therapeutic effects is going to be based on anecdotal evidence. The good news is that the anecdotal evidence does suggest a number of potential therapeutic benefits, including stress relief, pain relief, and sleep aid properties.
Keep in mind, though, that this information is based solely on user reports, and HHC is not intended to prevent, treat, or cure any medical issues.
Does HHC Show Up in Drug Tests?
Before we get into this one, you should bear in mind that The Hemp Haus is nothing more than a friendly hemp-loving company that sells fun legal cannabinoid products, not a group of research scientists or savvy legal experts.
You should not be going strictly off of what we understand about the relationship between HHC and drug tests to make any potentially life-altering decisions with the cannabinoid.
With that being said, it is believed that HHC is not processed by the body in the same way that THC is. This distinction means that the metabolites created when HHC is consumed are not the same metabolites that a drug test is able to identify.
In other words, it's possible that HHC will not show up on a drug test. Again, this doesn't mean it's safe or worthwhile to roll the dice on a job or your own freedom just to try these delicious psychoactive gummies, so tread lightly if you expect to be drug tested any time soon.
How Is HHC Legal?
It really is hard to believe that any of these cannabinoids are actually legal, isn't it? Well, it is until you understand the reason behind it.
See, the thing that's actually illegal about the cannabis plant isn't the stems or the leaves or the flowers themselves, but the Delta 9 THC that they contain.
This distinction means that if you somehow had a cannabis plant that just didn't have any Delta 9 THC in it (or at least less than the legal limit of .3%), then all of the other cannabinoids inside would be fair game.
Well, hemp is that cannabis plant, and with the signing of the 2018 Farm Bill, it is now federally legal to cultivate hemp in the United States, and that is why you're seeing this parade of crazy new cannabinoids coming out of the woodwork in recent years.
Provided they're derived from the hemp plant, and they contain less than .3% Delta 9 THC, these cannabinoids are totally federal legal.
However, you should keep in mind that although hemp-derived HHC may be federally legal, there are certain states that either have signed or are considering signing new legislation which prohibits the sale and possession of things like Delta 8 THC and other cannabinoid products.
If you'd like to avoid any legal repercussions, your best bet is to stay on top of the current conversation (and legislation) regarding these products in your state.