Sun. Sep 25th, 2022


I recently wrote about THC-O, the cannabinoid synthesized in a lab environment rather than in nature, as well as Delta-8, which has been catching a lot of media attention.

Well the new cannabinoid to catch people’s attention is HHC, so read on if you’re interested in learning more, from whether it’s natural, what effects it has and where it can be found.

What Is HHC

HHC, short for hexahydrocannabinol, is a minor cannabinoid, as they’re only present in small quantities in the cannabis plant.

HHC is found naturally in the plant, rather than in a lab environment, however it can also be considered a semi-synthetic cannabinoid if they conduct hydrogenation on THC & HHC, as the chemical utilised changes the molecular weight and geometry. They do this due to the extremely small quantity found in the plant.

So Is It A Hydrogenated Form Of THC?

Yes, due to the trace amounts in the plant, THC is hydrogenated to saturate the THC with hydrogen atoms.

Interestingly, some believe this could have benefits as THC traditionally degrades through oxidation, becoming CBN with only 10% of the original potency, whereas HHC is incredibly resistant to oxidation.

On top of this, it’s also much more resilient to damage from both heat and UV light.

Is HHC A New Find?

No, in fact it was found back 78 years ago (1944), synthesized by Roger Adams when he added hydrogen to THC, with the double bond replaced by two hydrogen atoms.

Despite it having a long history of awareness, the trace amounts found in cannabis naturally meant it wasn’t considered heavily up until the last few years.

However, with laws very strict globally around the availability of marijuana, it means labs have to create HHC from industrial hemp, which is very low in THC. They put CBD into a chemical reactor to produce a dark golden oil which is then refined and becomes HHC.

Are HHC Products Available?

In the UK there aren’t any, however there are a number of HHC products being launched in the USA, such as HHC gummies, oil, vapes and topical treatments.

Make sure to learn more about the brand before making a purchase, whether they’re reputable, enquire for the lab reports beforehand and educate yourself as much as possible.

Controversial Subject

The one thing I really hate is the mis-information shared everywhere online, the dangerous advise and the loose opinions posted as if they’re facts. I have tried my best from the start to simply do the research and gather it all together so people’s lives would be easier.

So I wanted to quickly cover one subject, which is whether it shows up on drug tests. I have seen anecdotal posts that it hasn’t shown up on a test, but these aren’t backed by studies, nor is any information provided on when the test was taken in accordance to dosage.

Needless to say, these are purely opinions, not backed up by lab based evidence, so I cannot say whether it is true or not, but I don’t want people to blindly believe it simply because they saw this somewhere. Don’t lose your job over an opinion shared online.

Anecdotal Evidence

So have you tried HHC? Do let me know, plus everyone else know, in the comments below. Explain how you found it, what the effects were, both positive and negative.

I can only provide evidence and facts in regards to this subject, but if you can provide anecdotal testimonials on your experience, this may help to guide others or simply help people to learn more (including myself).



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