What is HHC?
The most important things in brief
HHC is derived from hemp but is not THC. However, it offers an experience close to that of THC.
HHC products mostly consist of CBD products to which a distillate of HHC is added.
In order to get into the question of what HHC is, the term must first be explained. The spelled out meaning is hexahydrocanabinol. Behind this term hides a part of the cannabis plants, which can be bought legally. It is therefore interesting to learn more about what is behind this term. Strictly speaking, the active ingredient HHC is in the seeds of the hemp plants and the pollen. The concentration varies and depends, among other things, on the plant. Most people think that the active ingredient can be taken from the natural components of plants. In practice, the situation is different, as this active ingredient is made from cannabioden and cannabis extract in the laboratory.
Thus it consists partly of synthetic agents and is accordingly described as semi-synthetic. A part of the HHC, which is available on the market, has almost no natural traces. This can be discovered in parts of the USA, among other places. Even if one or the other thinks that this is a new discovery, this is not the case. Already in 1944 it was obtained by adding hydrogen molecules. It was referred to as Delta 9 THC. In chemical terms, this process is called hydrogenation. While this variant was not considered important at the time, it has now gained notoriety around the world. It is offered as an alternative to CBD.
On the internet, hexahydrocannabinol is also being traded as a new THC alternative or weed alternative. Because of this, many customers want to try and buy HHC. However, HHC has little in common with synthetic drugs like Spice or K2.
There are many products made from hemp, or rather from the cannabinoids derived from it. These are, for example, Delta-10-THC, Delta-O-THC or Delta-8-THC. The HHC is still rather unknown in the mainstream and there is accordingly a lot of contradictory information. Statements about the occurrence in cannabis, the effect on the body or legality are most affected.
Hexahydrocannabinol was originally developed by American chemist Roger Adams in 1944 when he added delta-9-THC hydrogen molecules. This process, called hydrogenation, converts THC into hexahydrocannabinol. Hydrogenation is not limited to making cannabinoids. A similar process is used to convert vegetable oils into margarine.
Part of the difficulty with dealing with hexahydrocannabinol is that it has only been on the market for a short time and HHC is only available from a handful of retailers. However, the cannabinoid hexahydrocannabinol offers a lot of potential!
Because many consumers believe that HHC is very similar to THC and can produce a significant intoxicating effect, but the two substances are so different that HHC does not fall within the scope of the Narcotics Act (BtMG) falls.
CBD, THC, CBG and HHC - the hype is real
Blossoms, cartridges or oils - what is what?
Let's start with differences.
Anyone who is new to the cannabis plant, its ingredients and effects will quickly be overwhelmed by the multitude of three-digit abbreviations.
THC and HHC, CBD and CBG - it all sounds complicated. But that's not true at all, it's actually quite simple.
CBD: Abbreviation for cannabidiol.
Ingredients derived from cannabis are used in many medical and cosmetic products to improve health and well-being. Typical CBD products are oils with 5%, 10%, 15% or up to 25% CBD. CBD has no intoxicating effect. But it is said to have many positive qualities.
THC: Abbreviation for tetrahydrocannabinol.
The substance is intoxicating. It is mainly used for hash or marijuana. Most users roll the marijuana on paper or vaporize it in a vaporizer.
CBG: Abbreviation for cannabinol.
This substance, derived from the cannabis plant, is one of the most versatile strains. It is partially converted into CBD and partially into THC. A small percentage of CBG did not change at all. So whether or not CBG becomes intoxicating and psychoactive is only determined as the cannabis plant grows.
HHC comes in the form of cartridges, oils, or flowers. It convinces with its pleasant effect, because it is slightly intoxicating and relaxing. That is why there is currently a huge hype for products with HHC.
How do HHCs work?
HHC effects are often compared to the intoxicating effects of THC. However, the high is not meant to be as strong and to resemble the high of a sativa plant. Rather than couchlock, the hexahydrocannabinol has more of an uplifting and euphoric effect—at least, that's what many users think. However, like all stimulants, HHC effects are subjective and not every user can expect an enjoyable high.
Also, when cannabinoids are made, the end result is a mix of two different types of HHC molecules: 9R-HHC actively binds to the body's natural endocannabinoid receptors, while 9S-HHC does not, since a slight change in molecular structure works well. Therefore, the effect can vary from product to product depending on the manufacturing process.
Is it safe to take HHC?
The cannabis plant has been around for thousands of years and its effects and side effects are well studied. However, this is not the case with hexahydrocannabinol. It's present in cannabis flowers to some degree, but certainly not in the unusually high concentrations found in many products.
There are also different manufacturing processes, some of which are very different. Some manufacturers where HHC can be purchased advertise a natural product made from the cannabis plant through extraction and distillation. However, some products are mainly synthetically made, so there are big differences in quality in terms of purity and legality.
Is HHC legal?
According to the New Psychoactive Substances Act (NpSG), synthetic cannabinoids, so-called cannabinoids, are illegal. Depending on the manufacturing process, HCC – even if it is not mentioned in the BtMG – can fall under the NpSG and thus remain unlawful. In the end, it all comes down to the manufacturing process. If HCC is clearly described as naturally occurring - as many manufacturers claim - it does not appear to be covered by the NpSG at this point and can therefore be legal.
When it comes to buying and selling HHC, we are in a gray area reminiscent of other legal drugs like "legal LSD". Resourceful manufacturers have been creating new LSD derivatives for years and compete with legislators who keep trying to ban the new derivatives.
In many US states it is now legal to buy products containing THC. However, HHC cannabinoids are slowly becoming a trending product overseas. There, hexahydrocannabinol is found not only in HHC flower, but also in HHC cartridges, HHC edibles, and HHC pens.
The range of HHC products in Germany is rather manageable, because more flowers or vapes can be bought from us. In the hexahydrocannabinol flowers mostly CBD flowers are mixed with an HHC distillate.
Do you get high?
HHC gets you high – consumers compare the hexahydrocannabinol effect to a slightly lighter THC high.
As controversial as the effects of HHC are, so is whether HHC can get you high. Here, too, there are very different reports. There are no official studies on this topic, so it is difficult to form an opinion without trying it yourself. The experience reports that exist on this topic vary. A distinction must be made as to whether these come from consumers or are reports with which the manufacturer wants to make the products legally compliant. On the one hand, it can be read that this product has no psychoactive effect. Due to the similarity in structure to THC, scientists have the impression that some consumers' testimonials are more accurate. They report a significant increase in euphoria. You can also read customer testimonials about the product on our online shop.
Other effects include altered perception and hallucinations. The other effects such as the increase in performance, increase in body temperature and heart rate are also clear signs that HHC is also able to get you high. In short, it can be said that taking HHC creates an intoxicating feeling. The intensity of this feeling depends on how strong the chosen product is. The amount consumed also plays a major role when it comes to getting high. The changes in acoustic and visual sensations are confirmed again and again. However, while some report euphoria and an increase in performance, others have read that there is a relaxing effect.
Does HHC ensure a positive drug test?
Currently, the HHC breakdown products cannot be detected in drug tests, at least not in all. Of course, there is no guarantee of this and you are better off staying home when consuming HHC.
If you believe the information provided by the manufacturers of hexahydrocannabinol, the substance should not be detectable in drug tests. For example, HCC is not said to convert to 11-HydroxyTHC, a common THC breakdown product (metabolite) that is looked for in drug tests. But don't bet on your driver's license! Even if current drug tests don't work, there's no guarantee that other metabolites won't be tested soon. Since hexahydrocannabinol is chemically very similar to THC, it has an assumed half-life of 3 hours and can be detected in the blood for several days with the right diagnostic equipment.
The legal situation for driving a car with HHC in the body is currently still legal, but it still influences your perception. Since HHC has a perception-altering and intoxicating effect, you should rather not get in the car - even if the legal situation says otherwise.
We strongly advise against driving while taking HHC. Legal or not, hexahydrocannabinol alters your consciousness and perception. So the right place for you is a sofa, a chair or a passenger seat.
When it comes to the HHC drug test, there are different opinions. There is no clear evidence or research to answer this question with certainty. Some people are convinced that HHC doesn't hit the HHC drug test because they are designed for THC. The drug tests are not specifically designed for an active substance, but for enzymes and so-called waste products that the body produces from them. There are manufacturers who advertise that no 11-hydroxy THC is produced in the body. Most HHC drug tests, the actual tests for marijuana and hashish, rely on the detection of this substance. Nevertheless, it is clear that it is a related product that is associated with the same or comparable physical reactions in certain areas. It should be noted that the HHC products are cross-contaminated with THC products. However, there are only limited accidental mixings.
Some products can also be found on the market that are declared as HHC and still contain a small amount of THC that exceeds the limit. There are other aspects of importance when it comes to the HHC drug test. Even if it is a legal composition, the level in the body can increase with regular consumption of one week or more in the body and thus show up in a drug test. Since the specific composition and ingredients only correspond to the information provided by the manufacturer and dealer, caution should be exercised. In order to get an idea of how the body reacts to the respective product, you can buy and carry out a high-quality HHC drug test on your own out of interest. This gives an idea of how the official tests would turn out. You should ask yourself whether you would give it a try and risk losing your driver's license in an emergency. Accordingly, it is advisable to pay more attention to the HHC product and the breakdown in the body. There are no official studies on the HHC drug test and the effects and the duration of the effect in the body.
Is HHC cannabis?
The term cannabis is popularly associated with THC. Specifically, it is an Indian hemp plant that is used to manufacture the products. These products are in turn offered under different names, even if these are only used popularly. The name depends on the particular parts used by that plant. Under the word marijuana, or weed, are dried petals, leaves, and stems. The dried resins are also used and referred to as hashish. Behind it are the other terms dope, piece and shit, etc.
The resins come from the glandular hairs of the female hemp plants. HHC, on the other hand, is produced synthetically. It is a process that takes place in several stages. Cannabidiol is extracted, distilled and isolated from raw hemp. Before the powder form is created, this product can be described as a dark oil. The next step is refinement, which can be done in very different ways. With every step that takes place in human hands and in laboratories, HHC moves further and further away from actual cannabis. Depending on the product that can be found on the market, more or less further processing is used. There are also differences in many other points, such as the HHC content, which not least affects the actual effect. We try to offer you the best quality of HHC products available.
Hexahydrocannabinol, also known as hex hydrocannabinol or HHC, is a component of the cannabis plant. Therefore, the HHC is also a good alternative to conventional THC, because the effect is very similar.
Is HHC safe?
Unfortunately, not too much is known about the side effects, the effect itself and the safety of HHC. However, as already mentioned, it is assumed that the effects of THC and HHC are very similar. Too many studies are still missing to describe HHC as reliably safe.
When it comes to the security of HHC, there are different assessments. While some, especially retailers, claim that it is a safe product, the background must also be taken into account. Even if HHC was discovered decades ago, there is still no extensive research on this active ingredient. Thus, the official reports on whether this active ingredient has a toxic effect or other types of side effects are also missing. Due to the lack of investigations and studies, it is not possible to make any statements about the short-term or immediate or the long-term consequences. Only through the official investigations is information about the effects and side effects obtained. Depending on the result of these tests, the active substance is included on the list of addictive substances.
Since the manufacturers announce that this is a substance that has a psychoactive effect, the safety of HHC has to be questioned. Accordingly, one may have to pay attention to the personal assessment of what safe means in connection with such an active substance. Due to the lack of studies, people under the age of 18 are generally prohibited from taking it. Ingestion can also pose an increased risk for certain groups of people. This includes all people who suffer from problems with the cardiovascular system, as well as pregnant and breastfeeding women. Another recommendation relates to participation in road traffic. The influences that can affect road safety should not be underestimated. This does not only apply to driving a motor vehicle.
THC or HHC - what is the difference between HHC and THC?
HHC and THC are both cannabinoids that are somehow extracted from the hemp plant. While HHC is a processed product, THC is much purer. There are also clear differences in the effect, which have a corresponding effect on legality. THC is known for its psychoactive effects, among other things. These special effects cannot be proven with HHC, which is why these agents are considered non-psychoactive. When we talk about marijuana, we usually mean the active ingredient THC, which causes an intoxication. HHc is instead found in products containing CBD. The differences are also evident in the effect.
THC stimulates the CB1 receptors that are in the brain. Different people have very different reactions. These can range from anxiety and panic attacks to feelings of happiness and euphoria. Not only the brain shows reactions, but also the body. This can cause dizziness, nausea and vomiting. Another difference relates to legality. Due to the previous little research that relates to HHC, this active ingredient is legal. A change in the law requires further knowledge and precise inclusion of the active ingredients in the legal texts. However, the effect is also different, but there are no studies to get a concrete picture of the two substances and to be able to assess the differences. Nevertheless, there is a similarity in structure, which is why comparable effects can be assumed in some cases, even if this is not yet known or proven at the current time. So there is a lot of speculation about the differences. The main difference is and remains the production and thus the composition of the products that rely on this active ingredient.
Since HHC is only found in small amounts in the cannabis plant, products that are highly concentrated should be treated with caution. Because not much is known about how it works, the dealers are also different and the products differ depending on the manufacturer.
What is the effect of HHC?
The effect itself is often compared to the effect of THC. The high is slightly lighter than that of pure THC, but more akin to the sativa high.
As with other questions dealing with the topic of HHC, the assessment and description of the HHC effect also varies. Since this is a fairly new product on the market, or a newly discovered product, no effects have been officially confirmed. Instead, the reports are based on experiences that users have made and then describe. These are very different, which makes it difficult to assess the HHC effects. Sometimes the descriptions are contradictory. When it comes to the effect, the strength also plays a major role. The proportion of starch is shown on the respective product and can therefore be influenced by interested parties and consumers. Compared to other products, HHC is weak, at least much weaker than Delta 8 THC, which in turn is only half as strong as Delta 9 THC. While on the one hand it is claimed that HHC has no psychoactive effect, a different assessment can sometimes be found in the field reports.
Among other things, the users describe a brain that runs at full speed and hides all pain and, above all, everyday physical complaints. Furthermore, the effects seem to include a strong boost of energy. Other assessments state that the HHC effect is the opposite of the THC, resulting in a more relaxed effect. Due to the similarity to the THC structure, experts assume that the effects can also be compared. Excessive intake can cause nausea, dizziness and vomiting. It also includes anxiety, insomnia and depression. If the CB1 receptors in the brain are stimulated, there are clear fluctuations in mood and short-term changes, which subside again after a while. These include hunger, laughter, euphoria, altered perceptions and sensory pleasures, and fatigue.
HHC Vape Pens - What are the benefits?
A very obvious advantage of the HHC vape pens is of course the user-friendly operation and handling: you can switch them on at the push of a button and smoke anywhere. This has the advantage, for example, that you can easily use your vape pen on your couch or bed at home without risking burning the blanket, couch or bed. Compared to the consumption of HHC flowers in the classic sense, there is no soot in the room and no unpleasant joint smell. This is also one of the points of the HHC vape pen, another advantage is that it is not so conspicuous to carry. So if you get caught during a police check, you can assume that the e-cigarette pen is a conventional e-cigarette in the eyes of the police officers. Of course, if you're carrying HHC bud, that's grounds for officers to run a drug test, as they may think you're carrying conventional marijuana. Anyone who travels a lot - also abroad - will therefore also benefit from a vape pen. This means it's easier to carry an HHC vape pen than an HHC bud when you travel a lot for business or vacation. Since you carry HHC flowers with you while driving, there is also a certain risk at the security check at the airport. Another advantage of vape pens is that you tend to get more out of the contents since the liquid is more concentrated.
HHC vape pens - how long do they last?
The durability of HHC vape pens depends on how often and how intensively they are used. One thing is clear: the more the pen is used, the more liquid it naturally burns. At this point, it's more worth hitting longer than hitting the vape pen more often. The longer the liquid or smoke is inhaled, the greater the effect of HHC. Vape pens typically last up to 14 days.
HHC Vape Pens - What do I need?
For HHC Vape Pens you only need a refilled cartridge and a 510 battery, which you can easily order online.
HHC vape pens - what are the disadvantages?
Compared to the HHC plants, the vape pens are much less eco-friendly because of the battery. The HHC cartridges are not 100% reusable. When the pen is empty, you need a new, filled cartridge. Only the battery is reusable and can be charged while driving with the right adapters that you can buy online. We recommend carrying the batteries for the HHC vape pens with you at all times in case one of the batteries runs out while you are on the road and you have no way of charging the battery. Unfortunately, the right batteries are not available at every gas station, so you should order the right batteries online. With most HHC vape pens, the batteries are generally included. However, before you place an order, you should take a look at your vape pens. You only need to have the HHC Liquid with you in case the vape pen runs out.
HHC Vape Pen or HHC Buds - which is better?
It's hard to say whether a vape pen or HHC buds are better. It's usually in the eye of the beholder and depends on personal preference. Some prefer vaping their plants, while others prefer the classic "smoke" feel. However, one component remains certain: vape pens offer many advantages to the buyer. You should find out for yourself what you personally enjoy the most.
How do specialists feel about HHC?
The strength of HHC depends on the molecules 9R-HHC and 9S-HHC. The higher the 9R-HHC content in an HHC product, the more likely it is, according to experts, to be particularly strong. This is because the molecules of 9R-HHC are better able to interact with the cannabinoid receptors in the body. The exclusive claims about the results of HHC goods are usually based primarily on the particular relationship between 9R-HHC and 9S-HHC.
HHC vs. THC
HHC is derived from the same plant as THC, but analysis and various studies show that HHC is less psychoactive than THC. While HHC and THC are chemically similar, the truth is that HHC is a much lighter variant of THC.
HHC vs. CBD
In short, HHC and CBD are not the same. CBD is used for the production of HHC in the labs. In contrast to CBD, HHC is considered a psychoactive substance that causes corresponding reactions in the body. Unlike HHC, CBD already has an official classification. This substance is not considered dangerous and is well tolerated by the body. With this substance, the health-promoting properties are placed in the foreground. CBD is able to relieve pain in different parts of the body. For this purpose, the neurotransmitters serotonin and glutamate are increased in the body. Other benefits can be seen in the anti-inflammatory effect that has been demonstrated with CBD. Like THC, HHC and CBD are derived from the marijuana plant. Due to the treatments in the laboratory, all these substances are different. With a predominant laboratory production of HHC, CBD and thus also the promoting properties are used.
CBD is cannabidiol. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), CBD is considered to be well tolerated. Such a statement by the WHO is currently almost impossible to get from HHC. Pure CBD, for example, comes in crystalline form. Mixed with oils, CBD is available in different dosages. CBD does not induce psychoactive reactions and is not addictive. The undoubtedly very moderate intoxicating effect of HHC is one of the differences with CBD. Similar to CBD, HHC is also available in different dosages. The advantages of both can also be found in mixed products.
Is there a healing benefit of HHC?
The current level of research on HHC is low due to its novelty. One of the first recognized research states that the chemical compound HHC can be good for well-being. But one thing is clear - a healing benefit from HHC can only be conjectured. Research on this topic has “only just begun”. Therefore, it is not always possible to make an informed statement as to whether or not HHC has a healing benefit.
How is HHC administered?
HHC is an active ingredient that is contained in various products. Accordingly, the intake is also very different. Other differences relate to the smell and thus to the taste. In this way there is a lot to try out in order to discover HHC, especially in the different variants. Oral, smoking or puffing, there are no limits to personal preference. HHC flowers: The flowers are freshly dried and have a very intense and distinctive smell. It is used in different ways. Smoking with a hookah is very well known and popular. Others prefer to make various baked goods, such as biscuits or cakes.
HHC Oil: Although oil with HHC can be mixed into various beverages, it is still preferred to take it orally quite neat. Dilution is recommended here in order to keep the burden on the mouth and throat as low as possible.
HHC Vapes: If you would like to puff, you are in good hands with the vapes or alternatively the vape cartridges. The content of 0.5 milliliters is sufficient for numerous applications.
Buy HHC Online
Hexahydrocannabinol, also known as THC, is an important component of cannabis. It is known to cause the psychoactive effects of cannabis. THC can be found in a variety of forms, including oils, capsules, drops, and even edibles. If you want to buy HHC online, there are many online stores that offer it. However, it is important to make sure that the online store you are buying from is reliable and offers quality products. Thorough research can help you find a trustworthy online store. Don't forget that in some countries it may be illegal to possess and sell THC, so make sure you know your country's laws before buying HHC online.