HHC, What it is, effects, legality, products and all the info you need to know

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Large letters HHC written on marijuana leaves.
Large letters HHC written on marijuana leaves.


HHC or Hexahydrocannabinol is a concept that has been on the lips of the entire cannabis sector lately, everyone wants to try it but few people know what it really is. This is due to the fact that despite being discovered many years ago, it was not until relatively recently that it began to be in great demand. In this article we will see what HHC is, its effects, legality, products for sale that contain hexahydrocannabinol, and a lot more information about it, and since I know that you are very interested in this information, I am sure that you will enjoy this reading a lot, and what is more important, once you finish reading it you will be an expert in HHC.



⭐ What is HHC?



HHC is the acronym for Hexahydrocannabinol and is a cannabinoid that has become fashionable in the year 2022, although it was discovered in 1944 by the American chemist Roger Adams. Although it is found naturally in small proportions in pollen and marijuana seeds, this chemist discovered that the HHC molecule could be produced from the hydrogenation of other cannabinoids such as THC, and this is the current manufacturing method more widespread. For this reason, commercially available HHC can be considered a semi-synthetic cannabinoid, since it is extracted directly from the cannabis plant but requires a process to be produced.

HHC comes from cannabis and could be considered a drug like the rest of the psychoactive cannabinoids, but it also has very interesting medicinal properties that are currently being studied. As was the case with CBD years ago, there is a lot of excitement around hexahydrocannabinol right now because hopes are high for its therapeutic power, but much research is still needed to determine its long-term safety.


*Imagen de la molécula del HHC*
*Image of the HHC molecule*


⛳ How is HHC made?


It is obtained from the hydrogenation of certain cannabis compounds, such as THC, CBD and other cannabinoids. Although the process has not been explained in a concrete way, it involves mixing a cannabis extract rich in cannabinoids with hydrogen in the form of a gas in a container that can maintain high pressure. Hydrogen causes the breaking of carbon double bonds, and varies the structure by adding hydrogen atoms, leaving a dark extract called HCO (hydrogen cannabis oil).

This process can be accelerated by using catalyst metals such as palladium or nickel. This pure HCO contains 2 different HHC types, 9R HHC and 9S HHC, the former is supposedly more potent because it binds more easily to CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors. However, as it is a relatively unknown product, its exact mechanisms of action are not yet known.



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In some cases the HHC is extracted directly from Delta 8, in this case the carbon double bonds are broken and 2 hydrogen atoms are inserted to make it stable. The end result is different than THC because it contains 2 more hydrogen atoms, which is why it’s called Hexahydrocannabinol instead of TETRAhydrocannabinol, but otherwise HHC and THC are 2 very similar cannabinoids.

*Image that represents the differences between THC and HHC*
*Image that represents the differences between THC and HHC*



👌 HHC Effects


HHC is psychoactive, in principle the effect of HHC is not as powerful as that of THC, but since it is an analogue of THC with many similarities in its molecular structure and having a great affinity with CB1 and CB2 receptors, the effects are quite similar usually. Some users claim that THC is around 50% more potent than HHC, however others claim that its potency is quite similar, and at most they might say that THC is 25% more potent than HHC. Among the most common properties of HHC we can highlight the following:


  • Euphoric
  • Hilarity
  • Happiness
  • Analgesic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Neuroprotective
  • Antioxidant
  • Muscle relaxant
  • Antiemetic And Anti-Nausea
  • Antitumor
  • Orexigenic (appetite stimulation)



📲 Side effects of HHC


Although HHC does not seem very dangerous, one must be aware that it has not been fully studied yet, and in the absence of further research we recommend its use with caution. Just as the psychoactive effects and medicinal properties seem to be the same as those of THC, the side effects also seem to be related, you can see them here:


  • Paranoia
  • Increased heart rate
  • Coordination problems
  • Dry mouth
  • Memory loss
  • Slow down reaction time
  • Concentration problems
  • Anxiety
  • Red eyes
  • Possible addiction



🚀 HHC Legal


Is HHC legal or not? This is a question that we are asked often and that does not have a clear answer, because the legality of the HHC depends on each state and its internal laws. As a general rule, commercial HHC is made from fully legal hemp plants, and since it does not contain a THC level greater than 0.2%, it could be considered legal like the CBD-rich products sold in many countries around the world. In France, HHC is sold legally as long as it does not exceed a 0.2% tetrahydrocannabinol concentration, in Italy up to 0.5% THC is allowed, and in Switzerland up to 1%, but there are some states of USA that have the so-called law of analogues that controls all products that imitate prohibited substances, and in this case, since hexahydrocannabinol is very similar to THC, it would have to be classified in the same list 1, therefore HHC would be prohibited in some cases.

From our point of view, HHC could be illegal if legislators see this substance as psychotropic and dangerous, something that still happens in many countries with THC. It may be allowed to be sold until it becomes a popular product, although ideally it should be classified as a legal product as it contains less than 0.2% THC, which is the banned cannabinoid in most parts of the planet.



✅ HHC salivary Test


Can I give a positive drug test if I take HHC? It depends on the device and its sensitivity, but in principle it should not be positive because drug detection tests look for the presence of THC metabolites, especially the OH-THC and THC-COOH compounds. However, keep in mind that some devices can detect traces of THC, and it could test positive, but you also have to be aware that HHC is very similar to THC, and due to this similarity, it could also give a positive result.



🔥 HHC Products


As was the case with the CBD explosion at the time, all kinds of HHC-rich products are appearing on the cannabis market right now, and below you can see what we consider more important:


HHC Flowers

Until now we had THC, CBD or CBG flowers available, but now HHC flowers have arrived to conquer the lungs of all marijuana consumers. They are cannabis buds to which HHC has been added, but they continue to maintain the aroma and flavor of the variety from which they come, improving the entourage effect and medicinal properties.


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HHC Disposable Vape Pen

The most comfortable and fastest way to consume HHC in a vaporized way. They are small pen-shaped disposable devices that have a charge of liquid HHC and a limited number of puffs. They usually have a HHC concentration of 10%, 20% or 40%, and terpenes are added to improve the flavor.


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HHC Hash and resin

To make hashish or other types of HHC-rich resin, they first extract the trichomes of CBD-rich plants, which is usually hemp, then they add HHC, and in some cases they also add terpenes. The final finish is very similar to THC-rich sieved hash, but with a more special effect..


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HHC E-Liquid Cartridges

If you prefer vaporizers or rechargeable electronic cigarettes but want to enjoy the effects of HHC, don’t worry, luckily there are also refill cartridges on the market with different concentrations of this cannabinoid. Some brands also add terpenes to the concentrate to mimic the aroma of some famous strains.


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Another product that we think could revolutionize the cannabis market in the coming years, just like what happened with CBD oil. They are offered with different concentrations of HHC, 5%, 10%, or 20% normally, although we are already beginning to see 40% or even higher. It is very versatile because it can be mixed with food, drinks or smokeable.


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HHC Distillate

It may be the purest form of getting hexahydrocannabinol commercially. The distilled HHC comes in formats of 3 grams, 10 grams and up to 100 grams. It can be consumed directly in minimal doses, or mixed with other products to enrich them with HHC.


Gummies HHC

Although in Europe not much cannabis is consumed in the form of gummies, in North America it is one of the most widespread forms of consumption, especially in the USA and at a therapeutic level. They are offered in different strengths of HHC, 25mg, 50mg, and even more potent.


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🎯 Buy HHC online


If you have never heard of this cannabinoid, I am sure by now you are looking for a vendor that has HHC for sale to order flowers, hash, oil or other products. Luckily you have arrived at the best place to buy cheap HHC online, take a tour of our HHC Shop category and choose the format you prefer.



👾 Conclusion


In this article we have seen that HHC is a semisynthetic cannabinoid that is naturally present in the cannabis plant, but is usually achieved through a hydrogenation process. We have also reviewed its normal and side effects, its legality, and many of the commercial products that contain HHC. If you have learned something new I hope you share this post on your social networks, sure that way many more people will find out.



🧐 Frequent questions


Can place the HHC?

Yes, although it does not get you high like THC, you could say that the effect is very similar and in a certain way you can feel high. The best part is that while it may be less potent than THC, it also has fewer side effects. In the cases of products that contain HHC together with CBD, the entourage effect is very interesting at the therapeutic level to treat different ailments and diseases.


Is the HHC safe?

It is still early to be able to determine the safety of HHC, since it has only recently been consumed on a massive scale. The theory says that it can be just as safe as the rest of the cannabinoids, but in the absence of more studies, Pevgrow recommends moderation when consuming it.

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