1000mg HHC Oil
What is Hexahydrocannabinol or HHC?
The cannabis industry has advanced from offering THC and CBD products to offering other alternative cannabinoids. Products containing delta 8 THC, delta 10 THC, CBC, CBN, CBG, THC-O, and many others are now available on the market. Today, HHC (hexahydrocannabinol) is making an appearance.
HHC is a potent cannabinoid that is present in cannabis plants. It is pretty similar to THC. What makes hexahydrocannabinol different is hydrogenation. In short, it is a hydrogenated form of delta 9 THC. The chemical reaction of hydrogen to THC changes its molecular weight and geometry. The result is a more stable compound that is more resistant to heat and has a longer shelf life.
The molecular structure of HHC and THC are nearly identical to one another and may easily confuse the untrained observer. However, there are a few key differences that make HHC more stable. These differences also modify the psychoactive effects of HHC.
The high produces the same feelings of euphoria and relaxation experienced in the consumption of other psychoactive cannabinoids. The duration of the effects depends on the method of consumption as well. While HHC is slightly less potent than delta 9, it is considerably more potent than delta 8. Hence, if you want a more potent legal high, HHC is a viable substitute for delta 8.
As of the moment, we cannot make definitive statements on the medicinal benefits of HHC. We have to wait for further research into the medicinal properties of HHC and other cannabinoids. Most of the statements we read on the benefits of HHC are based on firsthand user experience and are purely anecdotal.
How is HHC Produced?
There is a massive demand in the market to try out other cannabinoids derived from the hemp plant. However, it takes a lot of hemp plants to produce a significant amount of HHC. Obtaining meaningful amounts of cannabinoids from hemp requires isomerization or hydrogenation.
Producing significant amounts of delta 8 THC and delta 10 THC for commercial use requires the isomerization of hemp-derived CBD. In like manner, HHC can be produced in meaningful quantities using CBD. However, the process is a bit different because it involves a hydrogenation process instead of isomerization. Since HHC cannot be extracted naturally to produce significant quantities, it is converted from CBD instead.
Is HHC Legal?
The 2018 Farm Bill makes hemp and all its derivatives legal. Legal hemp plants (Cannabis Sativa) contain less than 0.3% of the psychotropic compound delta 9 THC. When Cannabis Sativa exceeds the 0.3% limit, it is considered marijuana.
Our HHC extract is derived from 100% federally legal hemp. During the manufacturing process of HHC, the hemp extract never exceeds 0.3% delta 9 THC. Like in the case of delta 8 and delta 10, HHC is legal on a federal level as long as it is derived from hemp.
Is HHC stronger than THC?
Many consumers of HHC report the potency to be equal or slightly weaker than delta-9 THC but stronger than delta-8 THC.