What Does an HHC High Feel Like?

What Does an HHC High Feel Like?

An HHC (hexahydrocannabinol) high generally feels euphoric and relaxing in nature. However, does not have psychoactive properties like that you would get if you consumed THC. This can be considered a "mild" relaxing feeling with little to no mood swings experienced during the onset and duration of the substance being in the blood stream.

Key Takeaways

  • HHC ( hexahydrocannabinol) generally makes Users feel a mild euphoric high without any adverse effects similar to THC. This would include stronger forms of altered conciousness and paranoia.
  • Users feel a positive sense of pain reduction, altered audio and visual perception, and mild relaxation along with the euphoric feelings.

What Does an HHC High Feel Like?

A Reddit thread from roughly one year ago has a User suggesting and recounting their own experiences with the substance. Saying, "You feel the headiness and the body high at the same time. The paranoia and anxiety wasn't really there at all."

Other Users suggest, "You feel the full relaxation potential of a psychoactive THC high but without the attached paranoia and other adverse side effects that might come along with it."

This means that generally speaking, your "high" with all HHC (hexahydrocannabinol) products is going to be far less than THC product. However, for those who are looking for a mild and "light headed" feeling to last during the day or night, this might be the ideal product for you.

Key Differences Between HHC and THC

According to Cannactiva, "THC causes intense psychoactive effects, including euphoria and altered perception. On the other hand, HHC is also psychoactive, but tends to generate a less intense but longer-lasting experience, probably due to HHC's greater molecular stability and the way it is metabolized in the body."

Most Users who are looking for information on how the HHC (hexahydrocannabinol) high feels are attempting to compare it to THC.

Accounts of HHC Effects

Based on a number of Reddit threads, consumers have described the feeling of HHC as the following:

  • “I don't feel the heaviness or couch lock sensation and if I focus I can think clearly but at the same time I'm high.”
  • “In your face and heady, but not sedating.”
  • “Clear headed and stimulated.”
  • “I don't feel heavy like others mentioned. It's very clean and energetic even when eaten.”
  • “It’s like it awakens my mind and makes me able to focus on something mentally, while still making me feel relaxed.”

Key Effects of HHC

Here are the general effects of HHC:

Positive Effects

Negative Effects

  • Altered visual and auditory perception
  • Pain reduction
  • Relaxation
  • Euphoria
  • Slower body reaction times
  • Anxiety
  • Red eyes
  • Increased appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Low blood pressure
  • Increased body temperature
  • Memory loss
  • Vomiting
  • Paranoia
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Xerostomia (dry mouth)


For more information, see our post on the effects of HHC.


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