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HHC (hexahydrocannabinol) is a hydrogenated derivative of THC. It is a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in hemp seeds, pollen, and identified as a trace component in Cannabis sativa, but can also be produced synthetically by hydrogenating cannabis concentrates.
Affect-wise, HHC has shown to bind to the CB1 receptor, however it binds with weaker affinity than THC, which is typically an indication that it is not as intoxicating as a typical delta-9 THC. Since HHC is found naturally in the cannabis plant, humans have likely been consuming small amounts of this cannabinoid for centuries, unwittingly.
HHC is reported to be roughly 80% the strength of THC. So on a potency chart, HHC sits between delta 9 THC which is the most psychoactive and Delta 8, which is milder than both HHC and delta 9 THC.
In 1947, HHC was first synthesized by Roger Adams using natural THC found in Cannabis sativa. Several research groups have successfully synthesized HHC using citronellal and olivetol, as well as other related compounds. While similar compounds have previously been identified in cannabis, HHC solely has rarely been isolated from the plant. In 2020 a research group took lipid extract from Cannabis sativa seeds and discovered 43 cannabinoids in the crude extract; one of them being hexahydrocannabinol.
Yes. HHC flower, edibles, and vapes act much like THC products, and will deliver a ‘high’ or euphoric effect after you exhale or ingest.
HHC gummies are slightly milder than delta 9 THC gummies, but have a similar effect. Unlike smoking or vaping which provide almost instant uptake, eating HHC will cause a much slower onset just like eating gummies or other THC infused edibles.
HHC is reported to be more potent than delta 8 THC, but not quite as potent as delta 9 THC, the most commonly known psychoactive component found in Cannabis.
Based on the passage of the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill, HHC is considered legal in 50 of our 50 States at the time of this post.
Unlike both Delta 8 and Delta 9 THC, there is no evidence that HHC is detectable with currently prevalent testing methods.
Yes, in most States HHC can be purchased and lawfully shipped directly to your home. It's important to find trusted manufacturers using premium, always tested raw materials. Hempshop has done this vetting and brings you the best prices on trusted HHC, Delta 8, and compliant Delta 9 products.