What is HHC
What is HHC? Otherwise known as hexahydrocannabinol, HHC is an analog of thc (tetrahydrocannabinol). HHC is not naturally occurring in the cannabis or the hemp plant, but instead it is synthesized. It is a synthesized chemical made in a lab. This is not a natural molecule because it has been altered. Neurologically it is much more potent than Delta-9 THC. You should be very, very cautious if you choose to partake in this product.
The Psychotropic Molecules of Hemp and Cannabis Plants
Let’s talk about the psychotropic molecules of the hemp and cannabis plants. There are over 149 natural cannabinoids found in the cannabis and hemp plants. Most are just trace in size, and potency. The ones that will make you high are Delta 8 THC at high dosages, Delta 9 THC, Delta 10 THC which is a relatively new molecule, THCP, THCO and HHC.
THCO and HHC are the newest synthetic molecules to show up on the market and are not products that we would endorse. In fact spice was the first to come onto the market many years ago which killed a lot of people.
HHC vs Delta 9 THC
So, what is the difference between HHC vs Delta 9 THC? Delta 9 THC is the predominant natural cannabinoid in cannabis. Delta 9 THC is heavily psychotropic and somewhat addictive to some people if they overuse it especially. This means it will make you very high.
It strikes specific receptors in the brain and causes augmentation, elevation, sedation, and for some people can be addictive. Delta 9 THC does build up in the brain over time, and this buildup is what causes some people to experience changes in the way it works. Too much can cause neuroinflammation. This is referred to as the conversion effect.
The Conversion Effect
The conversion effect is the THC molecule overloading the CB1 receptor in the brain and causing neuro inflammation. This happens by positively charged molecules in the brain converting to negatives which then become a radical. This changes the way it makes you feel and changes the way it works in the brain as well. Therefore, tolerance breaks are important when using THC.
THC and Neuroinflammation
Let’s discuss this neuroinflammation further. THC does have benefits of course for pain, sedation, and obviously elevation, but unlike CBD, CBG, CBC and CBN, THC has zero anti-inflammatory benefits. HHC produces a much higher psychoactive effect.
Some people suggest that HHC is as much as 10 times more psychotropic than Delta 9 THC. So, your elevation will be much more significant. Now for people wanting to be really high that’s fine, but we do not endorse this. There’s already too many people that are abusing THC and doing things like taking high dosages of THC and mixing it with alcohol. This is a very bad idea.
Cautions of Using HHC
Use caution when using HHC. We are not fans of anything that has been synthesized in the lab. These chemicals are not organic and they are not natural. As with any chemical it will change the natural chemical makeup in your body and brain causing disruption and imbalance.
Too many greed based companies are willing to sell chemicals to people with no understanding of the dangers or the side effects. These companies should be held responsible for any injuries caused by their product.
As with any THC product that has an elevation more is not better. To us, less is better. Small micro doses of natural THC are far more beneficial, especially when used with CBD or CBG for pain and anxiety and of course for sleep. CBN in conjunction with Delta 8 or Delta 9 THC works very well with no risk of over elevation.
In conclusion, do not get sucked into the hype of HHC. There is no value here. Our bodies are exposed to so many chemicals already, we do not need any more to cause disruptions to the natural balance of our immune system.
So, parents please be aware and share this story so you can arm yourself and others against these products to help safeguard your children.