What is HHC?

HHC (hexahydrocannabinol) was first created by Roger Adams in 1944 when he added hydrogen molecules to Delta-9 THC during a process called hydrogenation. Today, Hemp-derived CBD acts as the base for the chemical reaction that creates HHC with little to no detected THC in the final product. This makes it legal in arguably all 50 states due to the 2018 Farm Bill. (We will stay safe and continue to only sell where Delta-8 is legal.) HHC connects with cannabinoid receptors that already exist in our bodies; like other cannabinoids such as CBD, CBG, and CBN. This can explain why HHC has many similar benefits to CBD. What is the difference if there are so many similarities? CBD does not provide psychoactive effects while HHC does. Although there is little research as of now, many have reported that HHC provides pain relief as well as:

  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Promotes better sleep
  • May alleviate nausea or vomiting
  • Euphoric feelings with a stimulating high

The potency levels of HHC are often described as somewhere between Delta-8 and Delta-9, speaking in terms of psychoactive effects. The distillate is very viscous, even more than Delta-8! Some of the key differences include its resistance to heat degradation (protecting it from thermo-oxidative breakdowns) and its shelf life! Both differences helping to maintain the integrity of the product, potentially making it easier to work with despite it’s viscosity.

HHC and Drug Tests

With HHC having minimal drug testing research, it is unclear if a consumer taking HHC products would fail or pass a drug test. However, the current molecular research on the product is favoring the idea that you can consume HHC and still pass. We do not encourage the use of HHC if you are needing to take a drug test and it should be used at your own discretion.

Is HHC Legal?

The Farm Bill legally defines hemp as all parts of cannabis plants (that contain less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC), including isomers and derivatives. HHC is said to be found in the seeds and pollen of hemp plants and contain zero THC, making it legal. It is arguably legal in all 50 states due to this, but some say that it mimics THC’s effects so much that it could also be determined as a Schedule I drug. We do not guarantee that this product is legal in your state or territory, and it is up to you to determine that. We retain the right to not ship to any states or territories where local laws conflict with H.R. 2: The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the 2018 Farm Bill. DENEX is not responsible for knowing whether this product is legal in your state or territory, and you assume full responsibility for all parts pertaining to your purchase.

Note that the information contained on this page and website is for informational purposes only. It is not legal advice. While we try to stay as up to date as possible on all state and federal laws, the laws, especially at the state level, are constantly changing. You should do your own due diligence and work with a legal professional to ensure you are always operating legally in your state or territory.

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