Before you start ordering HHC gummies, you must first understand what is HHC exactly.
First things first, HHC is not THC. It actually stands for hexahydrocannabinol. Hexahydrocannabinol, aka HHC, is THC’s hydrogenated form that was first discovered by Roger Adams in 1941.
Like its relative, THC, this cannabinoid occurs naturally in hemp but only in trace amounts. The effects of HHC are comparable to those of THC, including euphoria, increased heart rate, and altered visual and auditory perceptions.
Can HHC Get You High?
In short, yes, HHC will make you high but not in the way THC would. So what’s the difference?
First of all, the high is not as intense since HHC is less potent than THC (HHC is 70–80% the strength of THC).
Secondly, HHC produces a euphoric high like THC. However, its effects are more relaxing and sedative.
And lastly, while HHC can alter your headspace, it won’t make you lose control.
Does HHC Contain THC?
No, HHC doesn’t contain THC, although they have a similar chemical structure. For one, HHC’s molecules are more stable. I.e., HHC has a longer shelf-life as it’s less susceptible to oxidation. Furthermore, HHC is more resistant to UV light and heat.
Some potential benefits of using HHC include:
- Relief from anxiety
- Reduced inflammation
- It can help with nausea and vomiting
- It can improve sleep quality
HHC Side Effects
The potential side effects of HHC are:
- Red eyes
- Dry mouth
- Anxiety and paranoia
- Increased appetite
- Increased heart rate
So, is HHC safe to use? Since there are few to no large studies on HHC, we can’t say for sure whether HHC is safe or unsafe for every single person. Basically, since HHC products are new, we don’t have much data on how they will affect us over the long term. Therefore, always buy HHC products from reliable brands that offer third-party test results.
Is HHC Legal in the US?
Yes, since HHC is not Delta 9 and doesn’t contain Delta 9, it’s technically legal under federal law.
However, HHC might be illegal in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New York, Rhode Island, and Utah. So before ordering HHC gummies, make sure they are legal in your State.
In addition, some manufacturers require you to be over 21 years old to order the gummies (mostly it’s over 18).
How to Choose the Right HHC Gummies
Now that you know about the HHC cannabinoid effects, you need to consider the following factors before hitting the “Add to Cart” button:
HHC gummies can be divided into three categories: low, medium, and high strength.
- Low strength dose: 5–12mg of HHC per gummy
- Medium strength dose: 12–30mg of HHC per gummy
- High strength dose: 30–60mg of HHC per gummy
Since the correct dose will be based on your weight, age, and tolerance, we suggest you start low and increase the dosage if needed.
When it comes to ingredients, HHC edibles are often infused with artificial flavors and sweeteners. Some may even contain coconut oil, or beef gelatine. Therefore, we suggest you always check the ingredients’ list for potential triggers.
Like regular CBD gummies, HHC gummies come in various flavors, from mixed fruit to sweet and sour. Just go for the one you enjoy the most.
Make sure that the brand you choose offers third-party test results. It’s crucial to know whether the cannabis brand you’re considering fulfills the 0.3% Delta 9 THC threshold since this is a requirement for the product to be legal.