Hexahydrocannabinol, also known as HHC, is a psychoactive cannabinoid. It is one of the hemp plants' many cannabinoids. Although HHC is sometimes made from a THC molecule, HHC and THC are two different compounds. HHC molecules usually come in two varieties: 9R and 9S. Its structure is incredibly similar to Delta-9 THC, which is the primary psychoactive component in cannabis. However, HHC doesn't have the same binding properties that Delta-9 does, creating different effects in the body.
HHC is only mildly psychoactive. This cannabinoid created back in 1944, when chemist Roger Adams hydrogenated a sample of delta-9 THC, has a higher therapeutic value than psychoactive value, making it incredibly appealing to those looking for pain relief, stress relief and comfort. You’ll find HHC in low amounts within both industrial hemp and marijuana plants, but it’s best when extracted. Extracting HHC allows consumers to better focus on and embrace the HHC cannabinoid’s effects, as its natural levels are so low.