What Is HHC? A Detailed Guide

As our world continues to grow and evolve, so does the world of cannabinoids. Scientists and manufacturers are competing to find new cannabinoids to bring to the market. In today’s guide, we’ll be talking about the latest cannabinoid HHC, how it’s made, and what are its benefits.  

What Is HHC & How Is It Created?

HHC, also known as hexahydrocannabinol is a cannabinoid, that is found in extremely small traces in the hemp plant. Since the amount is too small to be used, scientists found another way to obtain a larger amount of this cannabinoid through a process called hydrogenation. 

This scientific process consists of saturating THC and replacing the double bond in its molecular structure with two hydrogen atoms. This provides the HHC cannabinoid with stability and long shelf life. This is why some people also refer to HHC as the “Hydrogenated Version” of THC. 


What Is HHC

Without the process of hydrogenation, the THC cannabinoid is vulnerable and highly sensitive in its actual form when exposed to oxidation and degradation. The THC cannabinoid loses its hydrogen atoms during oxidation and gains two new double bonds in its molecular structure. 

This new formation is called CBN (cannabinol) and it’s only 10% potent but when HHC is exposed to the air, the cannabinoid doesn’t lose its potency. It is also highly resistant to heat and UV light and is less likely to suffer from any damage caused by them.

What Does HHC High Feel Like?

HHC is said to have a blissful, relaxing, and exhilarating sensation. The high of HHC is only 70-80% potent when compared to Delta 9, but it’s still more potent than Delta 8. This also means that the effects of the HHC cannabinoid are much stronger than Delta 8’s effects.

The effects can also depend on the person’s body, their tolerance and the amount that they consume. While some may find HHC stronger, some will find Delta 8 stronger. Other people have also said that HHC and Delta 8 are in equal ranks for them. 

Is HCC Legal?

What we do know for sure is that HHC is considered legal and safe to consume, if its created from less than 3% THC and hemp derived chemcials. Nonetheless, the legality of this cannabinoid is still being discussed so nothing is confirmed. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will HHC Show Up On A Drug Test?

There is a high chance that HHC will make you fail your drug test. Which is why its best for you to not consume HHC, or wait for it to leave your system until you can take your drug test. 

  • How Long Does HHC Last?

An HHC high lasts for about 2-3 hours. However, the effects of the high can depend on the person’s tolerance, body and the amount of HHC that they consume. 

  • How Long Does HHC Take To Kick In?

It depends on the HHC product you consume. HHC gummies take about 30-45 minutes for the high to kick in and it lasts for longer than vapes. 

  • How Long Does HHC Stay In Your System?

If you consume HHC on a daily basis, then you’ll have to wait for it to leave your system completely after 2-3 weeks. Only a week will be needed for your body to be HHC free, if you consume it once or twice a week. 

Guide To HHC – Final Thoughts 

With the help of this guide, you now know everything there is to know about HHC, from how its created, to its legal status. At the end of the day, it all comes down to you.

If you want to have a blissful and exciting experience, then it’s important that you consume this cannabinoid with caution and don’t go past your limit.