There are hundreds of cannabinoids available. And each one produces its own unique effects and benefits that give users their own personal experience. One of the newest products on the market is hexahydrocannbinol - otherwise known as HHC.
If you’re new to HHC you may be wondering what it is, if it can get you high, and what the high might feel like.
Keep reading to find out:
When you take in a dose of HHC, a high similar to THC is produced, but with an overall relaxing feeling, like the high some users experience with Delta 8 THC. HHC is a perfect blend. Users of HHC usually experience a euphoric “high”.
Now, let’s start with some of the basics:
What does HHC stand for?
HHC is short for Hydrohexahydrocannabinol. Each cannabinoid has a scientific name. HHC is the abbreviated version of this particular variety.
What is HHC?
HHC is a hemp-derived cannabinoid found naturally in cannabis but in very small quantities. It’s a semi-synthetic hydrogenated compound that attaches to many different receptors similar to Delta-8.
How is HHC created?
Tiny concentrations of HHC appear when THC oxidizes into CBN over a long period. Because there is so little found naturally in cannabis, HHC is often created in labs. This creation is done through a simple process of hydrogenation of THC. Hydrogenation of THC is successfully completed from a chemical saturation of the hydrogen atoms. The atoms are exposed to a nickel or zinc catalyst, which converts into HHC. The additional hydrogen atoms for HHC allows the compound to be more stable and to have a longer shelf-life compared to THC.
Is HHC the same thing as THC?
While there are many similarities, there are distinct differences between HHC and THC. The main difference is that HHC has two additional hydrogen atoms compared to THC. The two extra hydrogen atoms allow for an extra long shelf life compared to other products. HHC is also semi-synthetic which is why it’s technically a legal hemp extraction.
Does HHC get you high?
Yes, HHC does get you high. And just like THC, that high feeling is going to affect everyone differently. The high lasts about two to three hours depending on a few factors. These factors include how much is taken, how the body processes HHC, and how often HHC is used along with other products.
What does an HHC high feel like?
HHC causes a high similar to THC and Delta-8. This is due to the fact that all three cannabinoids have five-carbon side chains meaning that they attach efficiently to your cannabinoid receptors. A majority of users have claimed that it causes a gradual increase in mood, altered head space and cognition, and increased activity compared to other products.
How potent is HHC?
The psychoactive effects of any type of THC relates to the number of carbons. That means that more carbon generally equals higher psychoactive potency up to a certain point. So, if you compare the potency of HHC, it tends to fall in the middle of other products like Delta-8 THC and Delta-9 THC. HHC is about 70-80% the strength of THC, which means that it is overall stronger than Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC.