Unlike the synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists found in Spice-type products, HHC can be made from cannabidiol extracted from cannabis with a low THC (hemp) content. Hexahydrocannabinol, or HHC, is a natural trace element in cannabis that was first synthesized in the late 1940s by chemist Roger Adams. Because of its natural scarcity, commercial HHC must be synthesized in a laboratory. Essentially, HHC is a hydrogenated, semi-synthetic form of THC, kind of like what margarine is for butter.
Hexahydrocannabinol, or “HHC”, is a cannabinoid, which are natural compounds in cannabis plants. Scientists have found more than 100 cannabinoids. In other words, HHC can have similar effects to THC on the body and mind, but HHC is less potent, milligram for milligram, than THC delta-8.As HHC continues to gain popularity, consumers have begun to discover its lesser-known cousin, HC-O, also known as HHC acetate. Although, anecdotally, some users claim that HHC and delta-8 THC produce similar effects, HHC and delta-8 THC are two different chemical compounds.