HHC: so hot right now. HHC vs. THC is said to be a pleasant, less intense high without the paranoia that often comes with THC. But what is HHC? In order to understand what it is and how it compares to THC, we’ll dive into where HHC comes from, when it was discovered, and how the effects compare to traditional delta 9 THC.
HHC vs. THC: Where does HHC come from?
Hexahydrocannabinol, or HHC, was initially discovered in the 1940s by American chemist Roger Adams. Adams received a Treasury Department license to work with cannabis oil in 1939, only two years after Congress had banned marijuana. His research lead to the discovery of cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN), and HHC. Adams’ work was unfortunately completed at a time when he would be criticized for noting the “pleasant effects” of cannabis. Luckily, attitudes towards weed have changed, and we are able to benefit from this cannabis chemist crusader’s discoveries in present day. HHC is a naturally occurring cannabinoid, but today it is most often manufactured by adding hydrogen to hemp-derived CBD.
HHC vs. THC: Understanding Hemp vs. Marijuana
HHC has become so popular largely because it is derived from hemp. Due to the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp was declared federally legal in the United States. But what is the difference between hemp and marijuana? It turns out, hemp and cannabis are, in fact, the same plant! Hemp has become a legal descriptor used to indicate plants that contain less than .3% THC. These plants can’t get you high as is, and were approved on a federal level so that hemp seeds can be used for food and the fibers can be used for clothing, rope, paper, and more. Hemp plants do contain buds, and these are used to extract CBD, which can be made into both delta 8 and HHC.
HHC vs. THC: The Effects
So now that we understand where HHC comes from, let’s see how HHC compares to THC when consumed. Just like traditional delta 9 THC, HHC can be made into an oil for vapes or ground and rolled into a joint. HHC is said to be 80% as potent as THC, but more potent than delta 8. Users can enjoy all the classic benefits of THC (creativity boost, mood enhancement, calming, help sleeping, and of course, good times and good vibes) without the anxiety and paranoia that often accompany a traditional delta 9 THC high.
The extra hydrogen in hemp-derived HHC also allows it to bond more strongly to the human body’s endocannabinoid receptors that are responsible for inflammation, metabolism, and some cognitive thought processes. This means HHC can provide the perfect high while maybe even offering pain relief. More research is needed to confirm these claims, but the potential is pretty neat.
Not only does the hydrogen help with the way the body processes HHC, but it also makes HHC more durable. THC can eventually lose its potency due to exposure to heat, light, and oxygen. HHC will not expire as quickly and will remain potent in situations where THC would be prone to losing its efficacy.
HHC vs. THC: The Products
Now that you understand HHC vs. THC, you probably want to give HHC a try if you haven’t already. Here at DVNT we have what you need to take you on a ride to that new and exciting high you’ve heard so much about. Whether you’re looking for indica, hybrid, or sativa, we have it all. We offer three different varieties of HHC prerolls– orange creamsicle, pink lemonade, and tres leches. My favorite is definitely the pink lemonade which for real tastes just like the refreshingly sweet pink drink, and it’s a sativa which I absolutely love for my wake and bake in the mornings. If you’re looking for the ultimate convenience for elevation on the go, look no further than our HHC disposable vapes. Just like the prerolls, you can fly high with indica, sativa, or hybrid. Choose from gorilla glue, strawberry yum, zkittlez, or banana cream. I personally love the strawberry yum which tastes just like a strawberry Laffy Taffy.