How HHC compares to THC

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What effects does HHC produce?

Users claim that HHC’s effects are much better and less harmful than delta 8. We know that HHC produces a high body temperature that is much more noticeable than delta 8. It usually produces relaxing effects that last longer than delta 8.

Cannabinoids are a type of diverse chemical compound that activate cannabinoid receptors in the body. Cannabis Sativa plant is the only botanical source of cannabinoids, producing between 80 and 100 cannabinoids and around 300 non-cannabinoid chemicals. Over the past years, the popularity of cannabinoids has skyrocketed due to their therapeutic qualities, such as relieving pain, anxiety, and inflammation.

There are many subclasses of cannabinoids, including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and hexahydrocannabinol (HHC). There is a lot of debate surrounding the use of HHC and THC – while some people swear by the benefits of HHC, others see THC as the only way to get high. Emerald Triangle Supply offers a range of high-quality HHC and THC products, so try them yourself and see which cannabinoid is more suited to your needs. In this article, we will explore the key differences between THC and HHC so you decide which is better for you.

What is HHC?

Hexahydrocannabinol, or HHC, is a phytocannabinoid psychoactive cannabinoid that can be derived from compounds found in legal hemp plants. It was first discovered by chemist Roger Adams in the 1940s when he created it by adding hydrogen to the THC molecule, thereby changing its physical properties. HHC is nearly 80% as potent as conventional cannabis and 30%-40% stronger than Delta 8, and around 50%-80% as strong as regular Delta 9, thus producing a more clear-headed and mellower high.

HHC is commercially produced through a process called hydrogenation which improves its resistance and stability to thermo-oxidative breakdown. This means that HHC has a longer shelf life and is less susceptible to heat and UV damage.

Are HHC and THC legal?

The legalization of marijuana products is subject to interpretation. In a 2018 Farm Bill, the federal government legalized all hemp products with a THC content below 0.3% delta-9. Manufacturers and sellers are protected by law. The legality of smoking marijuana and laws surrounding cannabis is different from state to state.

What is THC?

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that induces a high sensation. It acts on specific brain cell receptors that normally react to natural THC-like chemicals. Consuming THC  activates parts of the brain that contain the highest number of these cell receptors, thus inducing a ‘high.’ CBD, another popular cannabinoid, is not psychoactive like THC and is also known for certain medicinal properties.

HHC vs. THC: Comparing the Effects 

Both HHC and THC offer a euphoric effect, but THC’s high is 30% stronger than HHC. The effects of HHC last up to 12 hours. THC’s effects only last for a few hours. Since the high caused by THC is stronger, it offers more powerful effects overall. HHC and THC have medical benefits, including stress relief, relaxation, and pain and inflammation management. People find that HHC provides a much more enjoyable high that is less prone to induce feelings of paranoia and anxiety.

The side effects of HHC and THC are similar and include nausea, dry mouth, red eyes, increased heart rate, paranoia, and sleep disturbances. The average safe dosage is 25 mg, but it is best to consult your healthcare provider for further clarification.

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The Legal Landscape of HHC and THC

HHC and THC is be deemed federally legal, provided they are derived from hemp plants containing less than 0.3% THC by dried weight. States ban all analogs of THC but allow HHC to be sold legally.

Similarly, hemp-derived CBD (containing no more than 0.3% THC) is also legal at a federal level, but some states still have legal restrictions on its possession. It is, therefore, crucial to know your state rules and keep an eye out for any legal changes in cannabis laws so you  stay out of legal trouble.


HHC and THC are both cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant that induce feelings of relaxation and have wellness benefits. If you are looking for premium-quality HHC and THC products, visit Emerald Triangle Supply. Keep reading our future blogs to learn about our products and see which best fits your personalized needs.


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