When it comes to cannabis, two of the most well-known cannabinoids are THC and HHC. While both have therapeutic benefits, they differ in terms of potency, duration of effects, and legal status. In this article, we'll explore the differences between HHC and THC and how they compare in terms of effects, dosage, and price. The main difference between HHC and THC is the duration of their effects. HHC produces effects that can last up to 12 hours, while the effects of THC only last a few hours.
This makes HHC a better option for those who want lasting relief from their symptoms. Chemically, HHC is different from THC because it has no double bonds in its chemical structure. During the “conversion process”, all the double bonds in THC are broken and replaced by hydrogen atoms. This process is known as hydrogenation and creates HHC, the exact opposite molecule to CBN (cannabinol), a by-product of THC with additional double bonds. HHC has approximately 70-80% the strength of delta-9 (THC), and delta-8 is approximately half as potent, meaning that HHC is stronger than delta-8 in general. Legally speaking, THC is illegal in the United States, while HHC is currently not classified.
This could change in the future. The way in which HHC versus THC are produced is a factor that defines the two cannabinoids, mainly because THC is naturally derived from cannabis material, while HHC must be synthesized in a laboratory. Drug tests look for these metabolites of THC, not THC, which may mean that HHC is an “alternative solution” for drug tested users. The average dose for both HHC and THC is about 25 milligrams. However, it's important to note that dosage thresholds vary depending on factors such as tolerance, body weight, and desired effects. When it comes to price, it's difficult to explore the different prices between HHC and THC simply because THC is subject to prices set by the state market. However, the price of HHC products is comparable to the price of THC products derived from hemp, and both are usually cheaper than cannabis products with a high THC content purchased at a dispensary. Overall, both cannabinoids have therapeutic benefits but differ in terms of potency and duration of effects.
While THC is the cannabinoid most associated with the psychoactive effects of the plant, HHC is more potent but not as well known. Despite this difference in potency, the consumption of products with HHC and THC produces similar effects and benefits.