CBD And HHC: What They Are How They Compare

CBD And HHC: What They Are How They Compare

 Following the legalization of delta-8 products, the cannabis industry is introducing a broader range of cannabinoid products to meet customer demands. One such product is HHC or hexahydrocannabinol. If you’ve found your way here, you’re probably interested in learning more about this lesser well-known cousin of THC. And you’re in the right place!

 The possible medicinal advantages of HHC and CBD have attracted a lot of interest in recent years. While both substances originate from the same plant and interact with the endocannabinoid system of the body, their physiological effects and legal standing differ. Let's examine the parallels and differences between HHC and CBD, as well as the origin, effects, and legal status of HHC.

What is HHC?

 HHC (hexahydrocannabinol) is a hemp-based cannabinoid that naturally occurs in hemp plants in trace amounts. Because not enough can be found in cannabis, HHC must be synthesized in a lab via hydrogenation to produce enough for commercial use.

 Fun fact: This hydrogenation process was discovered by chemist Roger Adams in 1947 and is the same process that turns vegetable oil into margarine.

 HHC is a psychoactive substance and users report feeling a buzz similar to that of THC, but more relaxing than stimulating. HHC is hemp-derived, which gives it a legal advantage over deltas-8,-9, and-10. It is also worth noting that HHC likely holds the same therapeutic potential as CBD.

What is CBD?

 Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-psychoactive substance present in hemp and marijuana. Contrary to HHC, CBD is not psychotropic and is not regarded as intoxicating. CBD is used for its therapeutic potential for a number of ailments, such as anxiety, depression, and epilepsy. The cannabis plant's leaves and flowers contain CBD, which is ingested in tinctures, oils, sweets, and topicals, among other forms.

Effects of HHC

 HHC combines the therapeutic effects that CBD is known for with the psychotropic effects that THC is known for. While data is not available and information is speculative, there have not been any reports of severe side effects.

Legality of HHC

 The legal status of HHC is somewhat unclear.

 According to the 2018 Farm Bill, all hemp-derived products containing less than 0.3% THC are federally legal. As a result, hemp-derived HHC is presumed to be legal under federal law.

 HHC, on the other hand, is a THC isomer. According to some logic, HHC could be considered federally illegal.

 Despite this, states are left to decide for themselves the legality of different cannabis products. Therefore, legality of HHC varies state to state. Click here (https://eightysixbrand.com/the-legality-of-hhc-in-the-us/) to see your state’s laws regarding HHC.

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