Hemp HHC is a cannabis product that has become popular in recent year, and can be used to treat many conditions. This article will explain what hemp HHC is, how it’s made and the differences between it and other types of hemp products.
HHC is derived from the hemp plant, just like CBD is. Among the wave of hemp-derived cannabinoids sweeping the country—delta 8 THC, delta-O THC, and delta-10 THC among them—few have eluded public understanding more than HHC.
While almost one-third of all Americans are using some form of marijuana or CBD products today, confusion about what HHC actually is persists.
What is the difference between hemp HHC, CBD, and THC
HHC is not the same as THC and CBD. It’s a cannabinoid, but it has a hydrogen molecule that THC does not.
As far as I am aware, there are no studies comparing HHC directly to delta-8 or any other form of cannabis so we can’t say for sure how different they act in humans. However, chemically speaking HHC is slightly different from Delta-9 THC, having an additional hydrogen atom on the side chain of its chemical structure. Consumers and scientists alike have observed that HHC induces less potent and psychoactive effects than conventional delta-9 THC. Manufacturers often equate the high induced by HHC with a delta-8 THC high because they both contain a similar amount of carbon atoms (C9 versus C10). Anecdotally speaking, I found this to be true: while my initial experience was very similar to smoking conventional cannabis (a euphoric head space), subsequent experiences were much more mellow and even sedating at times!
What is the legality of HHC from hemp?
One of the main reasons HHC is so popular is because it can be made from hemp. Hemp is a variety of cannabis sativa that contains less than 0.3% THC, In fact, federal law prohibits the production and sale of any product with more than 0.3% THC unless it’s been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
According to the 2018 Farm Bill, HHC is legal as long as it’s derived from hemp — but there’s just one problem: because HHC products are so new to the market and not yet defined by any local state law specific to their legality.
How is HHC made?
Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) is a hydrogenated derivative of tetrahydrocannabinol. It is a naturally occurring phytocannabinoid that has rarely been identified as a trace component in Cannabis sativa, but can also be produced synthetically by hydrogenation of cannabis extracts. HHC was first synthesized in 1947 by Roger Adams using natural THC found in Cannabis sativa. Several research groups have successfully synthesized (+)-HHC and (-)-HHC using citronellal and olivetol, as well as other related compounds.
What are the effects of HHC?
The effects of HHC are somewhat similar to THC, but it’s also been shown to more relaxing and sedative qualities in comparison to Delta-8. This means that you may feel less anxious than usual and more calm after taking a moderate dose of this product. It can also cause euphoria, relaxation, cerebral and bodily intoxication, reduced inflammation alleviation of nausea and vomiting (a huge benefit), improved sleep quality.
How do you take HHC?
HHC can be taken in many ways.
Vaping consumption is perhaps the most popular form of HHC intake, as it is easily accessible and often inexpensive. However, oral consumption is always an option for those who are seeking a more discreet way to consume their HHC. If you find yourself in need of an alternative method, there are plenty of other options available to you!
As we’ve seen, there are many different types of hemp and the products made from it. Each one has unique benefits, but when you look at the overall picture, it becomes clear that hemp HHC has plenty to offer us! It can help with a variety of ailments and conditions, including anxiety and depression. You don’t have to take our word for it though; try some for yourself and see what happens!