What is HHC?
You may have heard of THC but what is HHC all about?
Hexahydrocannabinol, or HHC, is a form of THC, but it is hydrogenated. Hydrogenation is just the process of adding hydrogen to any oil. In the food industry, adding hydrogen to vegetable oils can be considered unhealthy due to it decreasing the number of unsaturated and increasing the number of saturated fatty acids. There is no fat in cannabis. This is why if you’re not heating up cannabis and inhaling, say for example when making edibles, you need to add your own fat, like butter.
With HHC being a cannabinoid very similar to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), there are a lot of similarities; However you will feel a difference among these two cousins.
Differences in THC and HHC
The most important difference between Delta 8 THC, Delta 9 THC, and HHC is potency. HHC sits in the middle of the totem pole as Delta 9 is stronger, yet Delta 8 is weaker so to speak. It’s a nice option for those who prefer a slightly more euphoric feel compared to their normal delta 8 routine. Regarding both the deltas of course, Delta 8 is considered to be half as potent as Delta 9 because Delta 8 has almost no psychoactive effects. It may be easy to think Delta 8 mixed with other minor cannabinoids (HHC, THCP, THCV, etc) will feel less potent than Delta 9 but that is not the case. Generally, the more minor cannabinoids present with Delta 8, the more balanced and tantalizing the experience. Similar to chef’s adding fried egg, caramelized onions, and gouda cheese to a burger.
The same burger but it is now layered with different pockets of enjoyment that all meet together for one harmonious journey. This enhanced experience, along with minimizing the anxiousness or paranoia gene with Delta 8 being the base, brings many people the exact assistance they like throughout their day.
Some smoke shops are starting to say that HHC does not show up in drug tests but you shouldn’t take your chances. Although HHC is technically not THC, it has a similar chemical structure and metabolizes in the body the same way. Drug tests are analyzing for these exact same metabolites in your urine, saliva, or blood so unfortunately it may still cause a drug test failure.
Delta 8 and HHC also have similar affinity when it comes to the law. Law makers have not yet designated HHC as different from delta 8 THC, so both HHC and Delta 8 THC are legal in the same 38 states, while delta 9 THC remains legal only in 16.
Why does Kynn ( or we ) put HHC in our blends
Just because a cannabinoid exists, does not mean it’s game changing. Our scientists have decided to approve HHC to be added to specific formulas.
HHC is a psychoactive that when reacted with Delta 8, allows quicker hit times than Delta 8 alone. When introducing psychoactives, it’s important to remember that your own body may metabolize it differently than the person next to you. Some Kynn users describe HHC in our blends as being more potent, while others suggest it makes them feel more energetic, mimicking the effects of a sativa-dominant hybrid more.