Whether you are a new or veteran user of Hemp-derived HHC, you’re probably wondering if there are any real side effects. There are, however, a few things you should know before you decide to take it.
Hemp-Derived HHC is a Derivative of THC
Currently, there are two types of commercial HHC products on the market. The first is delta-8-THC. This type of HHC has been developed by adding two hydrogen molecules to delta-9-THC. It is a derivative of THC and offers more potent effects.
The other type of commercial HHC is delta-10-THC. It is a derivative created by adding a palladium catalyst to hemp-derived cannabinoids. It is a semi-synthetic cannabinoid and offers a similar high to delta-8-THC.
The most common way to produce HHC is via the hydrogenation process. It changes the structure of delta 9-THC, improving its resistance to thermo-oxidative breakdown and its shelf life.
The hydrogenation process is very complex. It entails adding a metal catalyst and hydrogen to the chemical structure of the delta-9-THC. The hydrogen changes the molecular weight of the product. It also increases its stability.
There is No Standard Dose
Several people have questioned the effectiveness of Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) and whether it can be used to evade drug testing regimes. It’s a cannabinoid, but it doesn’t metabolize into the metabolite 11-hydroxy-THC. This can cause positive results in some drug panel tests. However, there’s no standard dose for HHC effects, and the effects vary depending on various factors.
HHC can produce many of the same effects as Delta-8 THC, but it’s much less potent. It’s also said to be less intense than THC, but this depends on the dosage and individual factors.
While there aren’t many studies on HHC’s therapeutic effects, it may have a lot to offer those suffering from mood disorders. It may also be beneficial for pain management and anxiety. However, research is still limited, and the safety of HHC is still uncertain.
Some users claim that HHC is not detectable in a standard 12-panel drug test. While there’s no scientific proof, some people claim that HHC eludes drug testing because it breaks down differently in the body than THC.
There is no standard dose for HHC effects, and various factors determine the length of time HHC stays in the body. For instance, a small amount will produce a calming effect, while a larger dose can cause sleepiness.
It is Not a Tetrahydrocannabinol
Even though delta 9 THC is known as the primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, it is not the only cannabinoid. HHC is another molecule that interacts with the endocannabinoid system and has some positive effects.
The chemical is known to science and can be found naturally in cannabis plants. However, it has not been widely studied, like delta 9 THC.
HHC was first synthesized in the 1940s by chemist Roger Adams. Adams took natural THC from cannabis and added two hydrogen molecules to create tetrahydrocannabinol.
The process of hydrogenation involves adding hydrogen to a compound using a metal catalyst. This increases its stability and makes it less susceptible to damage. It also reduces its molecular weight and improves its resistance to thermo-oxidative breakdown.
HHC is less psychoactive than delta-9 THC and is, therefore, a less harmful substance. It may be helpful for patients with chronic pain and sleep disturbances. It has also been shown to inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells. Therefore, it is a safer alternative to THC and is legal in most states.
It is Not Necessarily 50 State Legal
Even though it is a cannabinoid, HHC is not necessarily a 50-state legal substance. However, some states have passed legislation that makes HHC legal.
HHC is an isomer of THC slightly less potent than conventional delta-9 THC. It is not as psychoactive, but it still induces a robust psychoactive effect.
HHC is not illegal in the states that allow delta-8 THC. However, states that do not allow delta-8 THC will most likely not allow HHC.
HHC is not considered a controlled substance by the federal government. However, it may be classified as such under the federal Farm Bill passed in 2018. This act made hemp legal in all 50 states. In addition, it defined hemp as all parts of a cannabis plant that contain less than 0.3% delta-9 THC.
There is Little to No Research on the Immediate or Long-Term Effects of Ingestion
Despite the increasing interest in cannabis-derived products, there is surprisingly little to no research on the immediate or long-term effects of HHC ingestion. HHC is a newly developed compound with many potentials, but the evidence behind its many claims is still inconclusive.
HHC, also called tetrahydrocannabinol, is a cannabinoid produced in the hemp plant by hydrogenation. The process increases the stability of the compound and improves its resistance to heat and ultraviolet (UV) radiation. However, a recent patent application from Colorado Chromatography on the process does not mention the effect of the HHC molecule itself.
However, until the patent is granted, Colorado Chromatography will not provide any information on its HHC process. That said, it does provide information on a related compound called HHC-O, which is made by adding acetic anhydride to the molecule.