THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the active ingredient in cannabis, which makes HHC a good sleep aid. Bodily discomfort: It has been shown to relieve joint pain, swelling, nausea, and loss of appetite. There is no need to take strong prescription medications when using this natural pain reliever. What is HHC? What benefits does it offer? How does it compare to other cannabinoids, such as Delta-8? Is it safe and legal to use? To find the answers to these questions and more, keep reading.
As with other cannabinoids, the recent increase in interest in HHC does not match exhaustive studies on its safety and effects; much of the available information on HHC is speculative. HHC (hexahydrocannabinol) is a cannabinoid found naturally in small amounts in industrial cannabis Sativa L. However, cannabis cultivars that are high in THC may also contain more HHC as cannabis ages and THC degrades into HHC. As such, the effects of HHC on the mind and body may be similar to the effects of THC; however, in general terms, HHC is not as potent and, therefore, greater amounts need to be consumed to mimic the effects of THC.
Others, however, state that HHC is less potent than delta-8 and that high doses are needed for HHC to produce results similar to those of other types of THC. While HHC is a natural compound found in the cannabis plant, commercial HHC is not derived from the cannabis plant. According to Boston Hemp Inc, a Massachusetts retailer that sells CBD, delta-8-THC and HHC products, these small molecular differences make HHC a much more stable compound than THC. User reports often describe the high level of HHC between Delta 8 and Delta 9 THC, and some HHC products may be more intoxicating than others.
Therefore, products with higher concentrations of HHC 9R are likely to be perceived as more potent than those with higher concentrations of HHC 9S. Since HHC has not been studied as thoroughly as primary cannabinoids, such as THC delta 9 and CBD, it has not been confirmed if HHC offers medicinal benefits; however, some research has been done and the findings have been promising. Retailers and manufacturers of HHC also argue that HHC is legal because it is naturally present in cannabis pollen and hemp seeds, which qualifies it as a natural extraction derived from hemp. Synthetically produced HHC products are also likely to contain higher concentrations of HHC compared to natural cannabis, so higher doses may result in more serious adverse side effects.
HHC manufacturers have not yet determined how to cost-effectively separate high-potency HHC from its lower-potency counterpart. However, due to the small natural amount of HHC in cannabis plants, producers cannot manufacture HHC products.