THC, CBD, and now HHC. Is it just jargon?

THC

First and foremost, we need to look into the very basic of the three, and this is the mighty THC which we have always been aware of. But, get ready cause even here it is not as straight forward as it might seem.

Specifically, when referring to getting high from smoking weed, we associate said high to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Again, here there are two variants. Delta-9 is a compound in the cannabis plant that produces a “high.” It’s what people are usually referring to when they talk about THC.

But than we have as well Delta-8 THC, which is a psychoactive compound that’s pretty similar to delta-9 THC. Though Delta-8 is similar to delta-9 THC, it has a slightly different chemical structure that makes it a lot less potent.

Like delta-9 THC, delta-8 produces feelings of euphoria, relaxation, and potential pain relief, but they’re a lot milder.

For people who don’t want to experience a pronounced “high,” the lower potency may be a benefit.

Unfortunately, researchers still don’t know enough about delta-8 THC to confirm that the benefits outweigh the risks. Experts have a much better understanding of delta-9 THC.

CBD

Cannabidiol (CBD) and Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are both substances that are extracted from various species of plants in the Cannabis genus. However, they are two distinct compounds with different effects. They are not the same thing.

While CBD and THC are from the same plant, the cannabis plant, they are very different. Both can increase relaxation and sleepiness, improve mood, and relieve pain, but CBD does not have the same psychoactive properties that THC does. At the office, we tend to relax on CBD as it lets us function properly. When we need that knock-out punch, it is when we turn to the mighty very well known Delta-9.

There are different kinds of CBD. It’s good to know what kind you are using because some may have traces of THC in them.

HHC

There is a lot of debate surrounding the use of HHC and THC. Some people swear by the benefits of HHC, while others believe THC is the only way to go. So, which is better?

HHC might be new to the hemp market, but scientists have known about it for decades. This compound was first synthesized in the 1940s by Roger Adams and his team, when he added hydrogen molecules to Delta-9 THC. This process, known as hydrogenation, converts THC to hexahydrocannabinol (HHC). Hydrogenation isn’t limited to cannabinoid production. A similar process is used to convert vegetable oil to margarine.

HHC creates effects that are comparable to THC but last much longer. HHC is also more resistant to heat and UV exposure than THC. Although research into HHC’s safety is limited, everything suggests it isn’t any different than THC.

The main difference between HHC and THC is how long their effects last. HHC creates effects that can last up to 12 hours, while THC’s effects only last for a few hours.

Conclusion

THC – The strongest punch of the three.

CBD – A very mild high, with effects of relaxation and happiness

HHC – A slightly milder punch than that of THC, but with a much longer lasting effect.

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