What is the Cannabinoid HHC?

Consumers now have many options when it comes to different cannabinoids available on the market. One of the more popular cannabinoids is HHC, a derivative of THC that popped up in the last few years. Today we’re focusing on this cannabinoid to explain what it is and answer some common questions new users may have.

What is HHC? 

What is HHC?

HHC, or hexahydrocannabinol, is a type of cannabinoid found in cannabis plants that is known to have psychoactive properties. The cannabinoid was first synthesized from THC in 1944 by the American chemist Roger Adams. Adams’ experiment resulted in a molecule with no double bond and an extra hydrogen atom, distinguishing it from the thc molecule we all know so well.

Is HHC Legal?

Nowadays, HHC can be derived from the hemp plant, making it a federally legal substance based on the 2018 Farm Bill. This legality makes it a great hemp derived cannabinoid alternative to traditional THC. Consumers can now buy HHC vapes, flower, and edibles online or in person at smoke shops.

Popular HHC Products 

HHC vape cart pen

HHC vape cartridges and HHC disposable vapes in particular have become increasingly popular due to their convenience and ease of use compared to other forms of cannabis consumption. Those looking to try HHC for the first time or previous consumers looking for something new, should try the Higgs Mixed Berry stelo™ to be used with the elon® device. The unique blend of sun-grown hemp flower and terpenes, along with the ease of a prefilled, predosed flower cartridge, creates a delicious experience users are sure to enjoy.

Will HHC Get Me High?

HHC does get you high, but the effects and intensity depend on the amount and potency of HHC present in the product, whether it’s a vape, edible or topical. Some HHC vapes may contain higher concentrations of HHC than others, so it's important to do your research before making a purchase. Additionally, because HHC is a psychotropic substance, it can produce both psychological and physical effects such as increased heart rate, headache, confusion, dizziness, dry mouth and nausea.


When exploring HHC products, users may wonder how the intoxicating effects compare to those of thc. Running the question through a search engine gives a mixed bag of results. While some consumers say HHC products have intoxicated them more than thc products, others claim the exact opposite. Whether or not HHC produces a stronger than THC, it is always a good idea to start with a small dose and take more as needed.

Does HHC Show Up on a Drug Test?

Will HHC show up on a drug test?

When it comes to standard drug tests, HHC will not show up in most cases. As long as the levels present in your system are within accepted limits for HHC exposure, users do not have much to worry about.

However, if you are using HHC products frequently or at higher concentrations than what is considered acceptable then there is a chance that the user could fail a drug test. It's important to note that HHC can stay in your system for several days after use. So, best to wait at least 3-4 days after using any HHC products before taking any kind of drug test. 

Is HHC Worth It?

Overall, understanding HHC products and how they work can be beneficial when looking into different ways to consume cannabis safely and responsibly. While HHC does provide users with the potential for getting high, it's important to remember it can also produce adverse effects if taken in large doses or used too frequently.

As always make sure you do your own research before consuming any kind of HHC product or engaging in any activities related to cannabis consumption. This ensures you can make an informed decision about what works best for you.