Hexahydrocannabinol, or HHC for short, is a little confusing, but it opens the door to a whole new class of chemical compounds, free from state and federal interference (for now). To explain exactly what HHC is, we spoke with Matthew Guenther, founder of the American Cannabinoid Association and Delta-8 Science. He is excited about the growing popularity of HHC, but believes that the industry must establish responsible standards for production. Although, anecdotally, some users claim that HHC and delta-8 THC produce similar effects, HHC and delta-8 THC are two different chemical compounds.
However, due to the small natural amount of HHC in cannabis plants, producers cannot manufacture HHC products. HHC (hexahydrocannabinol) is a cannabinoid found naturally in small quantities in industrial cannabis Sativa L.