Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) is a semi-synthetic cannabinoid derived from hemp found naturally in cannabis. It was first created in 1944 by the American chemist Roger Adams, when he added hydrogen molecules to the Delta-9 THC. This process, known as hydrogenation, converts THC to HHC. It is known for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, and has also been shown to promote relaxation.
HHC is often associated with sativa effects, which often leave users feeling euphoric and energetic. The main concern of HHC is the use of aggressive chemicals during the manufacturing process and the formation of unwanted chemical by-products that can reach the final product. There is little research to determine how HHC could benefit you, although early preclinical studies in animal test subjects suggest that it has analgesic and anti-cancer properties. Only PureKana has a convincing laboratory panel that lists the type of HHC they use and demonstrates the absence of heavy metals.
Until HHC is subject to a state-regulated system, consumers must weigh the risks and benefits of these compounds on their own. Richard Sams, chief scientific officer at KCA Laboratories in Nicholasville, Kentucky, has been testing HHC products in recent months (including, by the way, those from Bearly Legal). The main difference between cannabidiol and hexahydrocannabinol is that CBD cannot cause the consumer the psychoactive effects caused by HHC and delta-9.Therefore, despite the claims of sellers of the manufacturers of HHC, the product must be used at the consumer's own risk. For now, HHC products exist (and thrive) in the murky legal zone between hemp (which is legal across the country) and cannabis (which isn't).Hydrogenation modifies the structure of THC delta 9 by replacing a double bond with two hydrogen atoms.
There are several isomers of this hydrogenated form of THC. Because hydrogenation uses a chemical substance to alter the natural molecular weight and geometry of THC, HHC is now considered semi-synthetic. However, while not listed in the U. S.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA), HHC that has been converted from THC by chemical hydrogenation could be considered a substance of synthetic origin under the Federal Analogs Act (FAA), 21 U.