What is delta-9 hhc?

What is Delta-9 HHC?

Delta-9 HHC is a hexahydrocannabinol alteration or version of the Delta-9 product. HHC and Delta-9 are both considered hemp-derived psychoactive cannabinoids. “HHC,” although, is considered a hexahydrocannabinol. When we think about the differences between HHC and Delta-9 HHC, we have to understand how each of these substances are utilizing the chemical “carbon chain” of the cannabinoid.

Key takeaways

  • Delta-9 HHC is a different product than simply a Delta-9 product. The main difference is that HHC products do not have any double bonds on their carbon chain (effectively no longer making them Delta-9), when regular Delta-9 products have a double bond on the 9th chain.
  • Any “HHC product” is expected to be about 80% as potent as THC, while producing a very similar euphoric feeling as part of their effects.

What is Delta-9 HHC

Delta-9 HHC is a hexahydrocannabinol version of the Delta-9 product. When we think about comparing the differences between HHC and regular Delta-9, the best way to understand it is to consider these facts:

1. HHC is about 80% the potency of THC

If your product has “HHC” in the name, expect it to be around 80% as potent as THC. When products are listed as having “HHC” or hexahydrocannabinol, you can classify it as a product that “can get you high.”

2. Delta-9 HHC vs. Delta-9 (No HHC)

The key difference is that the HHC product is more guaranteed to have a psychoactive effect on consumers. Since Delta-9 products are still very experimental, it has been known to have more adverse side effects on consumers. While HHC products have been known to be more closely aligning to THC.

3. Why Delta and HHC products are getting mixed

Some new products that are entering the market are using both the “Delta” and the “HHC” name in combination. In reality, this isn’t really possible to do given their chemical bonds and carbon chain derivatives.

The products that are entering the market are using both “Delta” and “HHC” to try and describe to consumers that the product will give a more “THC-like” high (HHC) and utilizing the demand of the “Delta” name.

4. “HHC” name as a brand

In many ways the packaging of these types of products are using the “HHC” and “Delta” to describe the type of high that you might achieve. For example, most people have a “head high” when they use HHC.

As more products reach the market, the “HHC” branding is getting used to describe this experience a consumer could feel.

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