Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) is a cannabinoid, a type of compound found naturally in cannabis plants. Scientists have identified more than 100 cannabinoids, with the two most well-known being Delta-9 THC and cannabidiol (CBD). THC is the psychoactive component of marijuana that produces the feeling of being “high”. HHC was first synthesized in 1944 by American chemist Roger Adams, who added hydrogen molecules to Delta-9 THC.
This process, known as hydrogenation, converts THC to hexahydrocannabinol (HHC). It is believed to have approximately 70-80% of the potency of THC, making it more potent than delta-8 and delta-10. Other related cannabinoids include HHBC, HHBE, HHBR, HHBT, HHBTM, HHCC, HHCD, HHCP, HHCS and HHCX.