Hexahydrocannabinol , HHC for short, is often consumed in flowers or in extract mixtures, very similar to CBD (cannabidiol) .
The cannabis umbels, containing the legal cannabinoids, are often not very heavily bred. This is because a male hemp plant is usually used for this. This process is classic in the manufacture of legal hemp products, and the industry uses many different types. Even in Bavaria there are agricultural hemp fields. Whether in Straubing or in the Franconian part of Bavaria, you can even find isolated hemp fields in the vicinity of Regensburg. Of course, these crops only serve to produce the cost-intensive active ingredients of legal weed. These include HHC, CBD, CBN and many other interesting groups of substances.
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Can HHC be banned?
HHC is often presented as a new active ingredient, many claim, for example, that hexahydrocannabinol was only discovered in 2022, but this is only half-knowledge, in fact the trend for this active ingredient only emerged in America in 2022. Therefore, only recently has the natural cannabinoid become known to the general public.
In fact, this naturally occurring cannabinoid dHHC ( hexahydrocannabinol ) was discovered in the cannabis plant as early as the 1940s by chemist Roger Adams. In contrast to CBD, however, it can cause psychoactive effects, but it does not comply with the Austrian and German Narcotics Act and the "New Psychoactive Substances Act" and is therefore legal. Since all bodies react differently, it is better to be patient and try a small amount for the first application. THC is said to have a similar effect and is recognized as an addictive substance in most European countries and is not allowed! Since HHC has not yet been extensively studied (in the form of long-term studies), (because for a long time it was far too expensive to produce this active ingredient in such high doses that it had no medical and economic relevance before). However, this has finally resulted from the rapid development of technology, so that the focus is now also on the active ingredient (HHC), which later became public knowledge.
Scientists assume that the effect of HHC is very similar to the well-known THC.
It is currently assumed that the effect of HHC, especially high-dose oils/extracts with 92-99% pure HHC content, produces an effect of about 10-70% of the usual "stoned" being. In this way, an effect can be achieved that comes very close to that of the "normal" joint.
In the meantime, some people in European countries have heard of HHC. More and more people are trying out legal cannabis alternatives to escape state criminalization because everyone now knows that just because you have more than one nanogram of THC in your blood doesn't mean you're stoned, you're still stoned not able to drive a vehicle according to German law (it is enough to have a driving license to lose it again). Is this how you treat your staff? Can CBD consumption also lead to MPU? As a rule, due to the ridiculously low blood level, it can actually also be the case with CBD products that have a lower THC content than the prescribed limit (in Germany 0.2%, Switzerland 1%, Austria 0.3%). Our HHC oils contain just 0.02% THC.
Is HHC psychoactive?
HHC itself is a derivative of THC and therefore produces similar effects. Yes, HHC can produce psychoactive effects when used in large amounts.
It has only recently been studied more seriously and intensively by scientists who believe they can engineer an HHC that does not produce the psychoactive effects that THC produces. The challenge is to find an economical way to separate the psychoactive effects while preserving the active potency of the compound.
The effects and benefits of HHC
But why is HHC so popular? Certainly for its rarity today, but aside from that, what does it do better than other cannabis compounds? What are its effects and, above all, its benefits for the human organism? Here are some answers:
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The effects of HHC
As mentioned earlier, HHC is a derivative of THC. It is therefore very similar in its ingredients and also in its effect.
Since the product has so far been consumed very little and has been studied very little by scientists, it is difficult to get concrete feedback on the effects of HHC on the human organism. However, HHC is known to be psychotropic and like any psychotropic substance it produces:
- A feeling of euphoria
- An appetizer
- Altered perception of time and authority
- an increase in body temperature,
- An increased heart rate
- Mood swings (positive or negative depending on the person)
Looking at the effects of HHC is necessary to really understand how it works and what other effects it can have on its users.
The therapeutic utility of HHC
HHC is a product whose reputation gives it powerful body benefits. First of all, we have to be aware that scientific studies on this topic are still very rare.
However, there are some very promising results from the following studies.
A 2011 study showed that some synthetic analogues of hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) potently inhibit breast cancer cell-induced angiogenesis and tumor growth.
Another 2007 Japanese study describes HHC's impressive pain-blocking ability in mice. It would therefore be an even more potent analgesic than the other cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. In general, there are many studies on the behavior of rodents on the active substance HHC.
It's still too early to confirm if HHC has fantastic therapeutic benefits that could help with certain conditions and diseases. However, the multiplication of serious studies on this topic is promising. For economic reasons alone, the pressure for more targeted research into HHC will be strong.
The side effects of HHC
However, HHC can also have many side effects, some confirmed, others speculated due to lack of information. It is important to consider them before you start consuming them. Here are a few.
This list is incomplete.
- fear and paranoia
- dry mouth
- Increased appetite
- Dry and red eyes
Of course, increased appetite could also be a fabulous benefit as CBD is far too weak for most users to experience any appetite stimulation.
How is HHC consumed?
Time will tell which forms of HHC will be marketed and which will remain permitted.
forms of HHC
It is often claimed, and also by a great many websites (which are probably responsible for the misconception), that there are no natural HHC flowers. This is only half true. There are no natural HHC flowers with a high content of the active ingredient, but of course there are, since the origin of hexahydrocannabinol is always from the hemp plant. Currently, however, it is still a longer process to breed a perfect, pure, high-dose HHC flower.
So if you come across supposedly "strong" HHC flowers, they will be treated CBD flowers that are simply "refined" with a possibly "smokable" HHC oil, or simply brushed on.
Therefore, in addition to the alleged flowers, HHC is currently only sold in 3 different forms:
HHC E-Liquid (Weak)
Oil concentrated in HHC (extremely strong) We recommend these HHC oils
Candy and other HHC foods (weak + expensive + definitely illegal in many countries due to the Novell Food Treaty