What is the difference between HHC and Delta 8 THC?

on 2022-01-14

What is the difference between HHC and Delta 8 THC?

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.