HHC Frequently asked questions

on 2021-11-04

HHC Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know about HHC

Is HHC synthetic or natural?

HHC or Hexahydrocannabinol is a naturally occurring cannabinoid in the hemp plant. It is found in the seeds and pollen of the hemp plant, in small concentrations. However, HHC is not found in cannabis flower or “buds” where THC and CBD are found. Even though HHC is naturally occurring, most HHC products are being made through converting CBD and other naturally occurring cannabinoids into HHC.

Who invented HHC? Where did HHC come from?

In 1944, HHC was invented by a famous chemist named roger adams. Roger adams conducted a process called “hydrogenation” to a delta 9 THC molecule. This is where you add a hydrogen molecule to a delta 9 THC molecule, effectively converting THC into HHC or hexahydrocannabinol. This process of hydrogenation was appropriated by Roger Harris, but it is not unique to cannabis and hemp. Hydrogenation is used in food science for manufacturing of certain oils and lipids, and it is regarded as safe in this context. 

Is HHC the same thing as THC? How high will you get from HHC?

HHC and THC have similar effects because of their distinct psychoactive properties. HHC and THC both stimulate the CB1 and CB2 receptors, causing potent psychoactive effects, and euphoria. Some people claim the psychoactive properties of HHC are nearly as powerful as delta 9 THC, but with a more stimulating twist similar to a sativa cannabis strain. Many HHC users report feeling functional, stimulating, and uplifting psychoactive effects from HHC.

Others claim the psychoactive effects of HHC are reduced compared to delta 9 THC, making it more similar to delta 8 THC which is about 1/3 as psychoactive as traditional delta 9 THC. The psychological and physiological effects of HHC still need to be explored, but one thing is for sure, HHC definitely packs a punch and causes user to feel a strong high.

What is 9R-HHC and 9S-HHC?

There are two different compounds that make up HHC, called 9R-HHC, and 9S-HHC. Our products employ both molecules, as they are nearly impossible to separate. However, 9R-HHC has stronger psychoactive properties as it is more compatible with the brains endocannabinoid system due to it’s shape and structure. Our products employ a slightly higher concentration of 9R-HHC due to the stronger psychoactive properties.

What is the suggested dosing for HHC?

Most users report needing 5-10mg of HHC and other psychoactive cannabinoids to feel a comfortable psychoactive effect. The effects are still unknown, so if you have a low tolerance and or want to play it incredibly safe you should take 2-5mg of HHC and wait 2 hours for full effects before taking more. I like to tell people to start low and go slow, you can always take more but you can never take less.

Is HHC legal?

Because HHC is naturally occurring, and comes from hemp, it is technically federally legal under the farm bill. The farm bill is the same bill legalizing CBD and other cannabinoids. However, the HHC extract must test below 0.3% D9thc to be federally compliant, just like CBD and other cannabinoids. Currently, HHC is still a bit of a grey area, but the popular rhetoric in the hemp industry is that HHC is technically legal under the farm bill.

Will HHC show up on a drug test?

Many companies are theorizing and marketing that HHC would not show up on a traditional drug test for THC. The reason people theorize this is because the HHC molecule is Hexahydrocannabinol which is molecularly different than THC or tetrahydrocannabinol. However, more research needs to be done to support these theories.

D9 THC metabolizes into 11-hydroxy-THC, and this is the compound that drug tests pick up on. The evidence that suggests HHC will not show up on a drug test is only anecdotal, not scientifically proven. Many people theorize that HHC does not convert into 11-hydroxy-THC, the THC metabolite that drug tests pick up on. If passing a drug test is a concern, we recommend airing on the side of caution and avoiding HHC products until more research or testing is conducted.

How is HHC made? Is the process of making HHC safe?

HHC is made by converting CBD and other naturally occuring cannabinoids into HHC. The CBD Is extracted into a crude oil using a solvent. It is then cleaned through fractional distillation, which is the same process used to distill and purify vodka. This process is repeated until the starting material reached the ideal level of purification (90%+).

We then utilize our proprietary process that converts the refined cannabinoids into an HHC distillate. The end result is a 95%+ solvent and contaminant free HHC distillate. Our HHC extract is pure, odorless, flavorless, and ready to add into our gummies and finished products.

How is HHC being used? What HHC products are currently available?

Because HHC can be refined into a distillate, a variety of different products can be made. Distillate is a purified, raw, and mostly odorless/flavorless extract. Just like CBD or delta 8 distillate, HHC Distillate can be heated and liquified to make tinctures, vapes, edibles, gummy bears, suppositories, topicals, and many other products.

The most commonly requested HHC product is HHC edibles because they can be carefully dosed, and possess primarily psychoactive effects compared to other methods of consumption. Our company zen delta 8 has one of the strongest and most affordable HHC products coming on the market, 1200mg 1:1 HHC: CBG gummy bears.

How does HHC make you feel? How do you feel from taking HHC?

HHC or hexahydrocannabinol is a very interesting and unique hemp derived cannabinoid to be offered in America. HHC is incredibly new and the effects need to be researched in more detail. However, one clear fact is that HHC is incredibly psychoactive, euphoric, and causes users to feel a high. Zen delta offers 1200mg HHC and CBG gummy bears formulated for daytime use. Many users report HHC to have stimulating psychoactive effects, similar to sativa cannabis strains. Our 1200mg HHC gummy bears are perfect for new or experienced cannabis users.

What is the difference between HHC and delta 8 THC?

While the effects of HHC and delta 8 still need further exploration and research, we have received a lot of anecdotal feedback! Users commonly report Zen delta 8 THC gummy bears to be incredibly relaxing, sedative, and euphoric. Zen delta HHC gummy bears on the other hand are reported to have stimulating and uplifting psychoactive effects. We like to compare the effects of delta 8 to indica cannabis, while HHC is more similar to sativa cannabis. We recommend ordering some of both, and seeing what works the best for you!

Can I buy HHC gummies online? Where can I buy HHC edibles?

Yes, you can currently order hemp derived HHC here. HHC is legal in most places, as long as it tests below 0.3% delta 9 THC, which is the psychoactive molecule associated with traditional cannabis. The farm bill makes every cannabis derivative below 0.3% delta 9 THC federally legal, except in states or counties that opt out. Zen delta offers some of the best quality HHC edibles and infused products. We offer the best quality, and most affordable HHC gummies on the market. Check the laws in your area before ordering.

What is the difference between HHC and Delta 8 THC?

(1 answer) by Zen Delta 8

HHC (Hexahydrocannabinol) and D8 (Delta 8 THC) are two cannabinoids that are gaining significant popularity in the United States. Both of these hemp compounds are unlike CBD because HHC and Delta 8 are psychoactive, meaning they create a high if consumed. Many interpret the farm bill to legalize any hemp cannabinoid under 0.3% Delta 9 THC, including similar compounds like Delta 8 and HHC. Consumers can find many different forms of Delta 8 THC and HHC products being sold in stores and online, including but not limited to vape cartridges, tinctures, gummy bears, and tinctures. As these products become widely used across the nation, people are often asking what the difference is between these intriguing new hemp highs.

What are the effects of Delta 8 THC?

(1 answer) by Zen Delta 8 Delta 8 THC was the first psychoactive hemp cannabinoid to become widely popular in the US. Delta 8 THC is a naturally occurring or synthesized isotope of its well known sister molecule Delta 9 THC, which is famous for the high associated with cannabis. Users claim that the effects of Delta 8 THC are approximately 1/3 to 1/2 as intense as its traditional counterpart Delta 9 THC, while others claim that the highs are equivalent. Based off tremendous anecdotal feedback, the psychoactive effects of Delta 8 are reported as being euphoric, relaxed, and tranquil. Many consumers compare the effects to a cannabis indica-like sensation, that is sedative in nature, famous for its “couch lock” reputation. Many consumers claim to use Delta 8 THC in controlled doses for anxiety, insomnia, stress, sleep disorders, and so much more. Delta 8 THC needs to be carefully dosed; although the effects are reported as being less intense than Delta 9 THC, a consumer can still easily take too much if they are not careful!

What are the effects of HHC?

(1 answer) by Zen Delta 8
Delta 8 THC and HHC are very yin and yang, their psychoactive effects are reported as being quite different from one another. Delta 8 THC and HHC are reported as being half as psychoactive as Delta 9 THC by some, while others claim the psychoactive powers are equivalent. However, as previously explained Delta 8 THC is generally reported as having sedative and tranquil effects. Based off consumer reports, many claim that HHC is stimulating, uplifting and joyful. Many consumers report using HHC for its uplifting effects, claiming it can be used to treat depression and improve the mood of its user. HHC can be compared to a cannabis sativa-like effect; the sativa cannabis variety is well known for its energetic effects. It is theorized that HHC has comparable stimulating effects to a cup of coffee!

What is the proper dose of Delta 8 THC and HHC?

(1 answer) by Zen Delta 8
Due to the different effects of HHC and delta 8, many find it wise to consume Delta 8 THC during the evening, and HHC in the day time. Both HHC and Delta 8 THC should be taken in a controlled and safe setting. When it comes to the dosing of any psychoactive cannabinoids, always start low and go slow. It is a safe idea to start with a small dose such as 5mg if you are unsure of your general dosing and tolerance. A common perspective for consuming any cannabis edible is that you can always take more, but you can never take less. Be patient as edibles can kick in quickly, in 20-30 minutes, or take multiple hours to take effect. It is recommended to take your initial dose at home, in a safe setting, when the consumer will not need to work, operate a vehicle or machinery, or engage in any pressing responsibilities for at least 24 hours.

What is the difference between Delta 8 THC and HHC molecules?

(1 answer) by Zen Delta 8
HHC was discovered in 1944 by an American chemist named Roger adams, through a process called hydrogenation. Adams added a hydrogen molecule to a THC molecule, thus creating hexahedrocannabinol or HHC. Hydrogenation changes the structure of a Delta 9 THC molecule by replacing its double bond with two hydrogen atoms. Delta 8 THC on the other hand is an isotope of its cousin Delta 9 THC. The subtle difference between the two molecules is that one of the carbon double bonds are in different locations. Delta 8 THC is naturally occurring in small amounts, but most Delta 8 THC products are made by converting a CBD molecule into delta 8 THC by exposing it to heat and acids.

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