HHC, also known as hexahydrocannabinol, is a naturally occurring, legal cannabinoid found in hemp that almost identically mimics delta 9’s effects thanks to striking similarities in their chemical structures. You can find HHC in all of the familiar product types – edibles, vapes, etc. – but there’s a large portion of hemp enthusiasts who seek out HHC flower.
HHC flower is simply raw hemp flower buds that are infused with HHC distillate – a purified extract of hexahydrocannabinol – and it’s a naturally full-spectrum product that can be smoked, vaporized, or used to make delicious edibles at home. HHC flower comes in spectacular strain options, and you can enjoy it as loose buds or pre-rolls. We carry fresh, lab-tested HHC flower from brands you already know and love, like ATLRx, ELYXR, Top Shelf Hemp Co., and more.
What is HHC?
HHC is hexahydrocannabinol, a naturally occurring compound in the hemp plant. It’s a hydrogenated form of THC found in the pollen and seeds of the plant. It’s a minor cannabinoid, which is known for its superior chemical stability.
Is HHC Psychoactive?
HHC is an intoxicating cannabinoid. In other words, it will get you high if you take it. HHC is known to cause a high that can be both uplifting and mellowing to both the body and the mind.
What Makes HHC Different from Delta 9 THC?
What’s fascinating about HHC is that it seems to behave almost identically to delta 9 THC in the body. Many users report that the high feels the same, as do the other effects that relate to appetite, nausea, mood and more. The potency of these effects may be just slightly milder than they are with delta 9.
Is HHC a Good Cannabinoid for Stress?
A lot of people say that they feel more at ease after taking HHC. Therefore, it may be a good cannabinoid to explore if you’re feeling stressed and want something that will make you feel more balanced. Each person’s experience with HHC is unique based on the nature of their body, but overall, these effects seem promising.
Is HHC Legal?
When the United States passed the Farm Bill in 2018, HHC became a federally legal compound, as the law says that all hemp products can be sold legally as long as they contain no more than 0.3% delta 9 THC.
How is HHC Made?
HHC is made through an isomerization process. HHC and CBD are isomers, which means that they share the same molecular profile. This means that CBD can be converted into HHC by simply rearranging its chemical structure. This is a more cost-efficient and time-efficient way to make HHC, as opposed to isolating the trace amount that’s naturally in the hemp plant.
Is HHC Going to Make Me Drowsy?
HHC may make you feel drowsy, especially if you’re new to the compound. This feeling is very temporary. This is why it’s best to take HHC at nighttime as a beginner, so that if you do feel drowsy, you can simply lay down.
Can HHC Be Dangerous?
Based on what we know, HHC is no more “dangerous” than any other cannabinoid in the hemp plant. There have been no reports of an HHC overdose, as the cannabinoid is nontoxic to the human body.
Is HHC Safe to Take if I’m on a Medication?
If you’re on a medication, please talk to your doctor about taking HHC. Many cannabinoids suppress an enzyme called CYP3A4 which is needed to metabolize lots of commonly used medications. Your doctor can give you personalized medical advice on the topic.
Can HHC Cause Side Effects?
While there are no known major side effects associated with any cannabinoids, those who are more sensitive and those who take relatively high doses may experience mild, temporary side effects such as:
- Dry mouth/dry eyes
- Reduced blood pressure/increased heart rate
Will HHC Cause Paranoia?
Some people experience temporary, fairly mild feelings of paranoia when they take too much of a psychoactive cannabinoid like HHC. This is simply because they are not used to feeling so high from a THC compound. If you’re worried about this effect, make sure to stick to a low dose as a beginner.
How Much HHC Counts as a Single Dose?
All of the HHC products we offer at The Calm Leaf come with clear dosing instructions on their labels. Follow these instructions carefully to make sure you’re taking the appropriate amount of the cannabinoid as a beginner. Over time, you can increase the amount you take as you so choose.
Can I Fail a Drug Test Because of HHC?
We’re still learning about how HHC can impact a drug test, and there are a lot of conflicting reports. THC compounds like delta 8, delta 9 and THC-P are all metabolized by an enzyme called THC-COOH, which HHC may bypass. Some people say that taking pure HHC does not result in a positive drug test result, while others say that it does. We recommend avoiding HHC if you have an upcoming drug test.
Will HHC Impair My Driving?
HHC will likely cause impaired driving because it is an intoxicating substance. You should never drive while high on HHC. This is both illegal and dangerous, despite the fact that the cannabinoid itself is legal to take.
Can I Take HHC if I Already Take CBD?
CBD and HHC do not cause a negative interaction – after all, they both come from the same plant. Taking CBD at the same time as HHC can mellow out the HHC’s high. So, yes, you can blend these two cannabinoids together.