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What is HHC?


One of the “newest” and most promising cannabinoids is hexahydrocannabinol, usually shortened to HHC. Have you heard of it? Tried it?

We recently added it to our Pg Organix menu, come check it out!

What is HHC?

HHC, or hexahydrocannabinol, is a psychoactive cannabinoid that can be processed from compounds found in legal hemp plants.

HHC is a hemp derived cannabinoid that some called “THC-lite”. It produces a mild high and shows more promise in legal states because it’s not actually the same as THC.

How is HHC Produced?

HHC was discovered back in the 1940s by a chemist named Roger Adams. Adams actually created HHC by adding hydrogen to the THC molecule and altering its physical properties.

The process, called hydrogenation, is first described in a 1947 patent document.

“Hydrogenation modifies the structure of delta 9 THC by replacing a double bond with two hydrogen atoms, which changes its molecular weight and also makes it more stable. According to Mark Scialdone, a chemist and BR Brands Chief Science Officer, hydrogenation improves “stability and resistance to thermo-oxidative breakdown”—which means HHC has a longer shelf life and is less prone to damage caused by UV light and heat” (Vaping360).

Will I Get High?

This is kind of tricky. Although HHC isn’t technically a THC, it does produce similar effects—if you use enough of it. When it’s produced in the lab, an HHC batch is a mix of active and inactive HHC molecules. The active HHC binds well with your body’s cannabinoid receptors; the others don’t.

It is safe to consume and consumers have reported a light buzz with some relief.

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