What is the Difference Between Delta 9 and HHC?

Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) is a form of THC, like Delta 8 and Delta 9, and there are at least ten known types of HHC. It is considered the most stable form of THC and is resistant to heat and UV radiation. User reports generally describe the HHC high as somewhere between Delta 8 and Delta 9 for THC. Practically everything we know about the effects and side effects of HHC is anecdotal.

The main difference between HHC-O and Delta 9-THC is federal and state legality. HHC-O is fully federally legal in 41 states, while Delta 9-THC is illegal and federally illegal in most states. Both HHC and Delta 9-THC produce euphoric psychoactive effects on consumers and carry a wide variety of medical and recreational benefits. Delta 9 is stronger than the HHC, which is considered to be between 70 and 80% as potent as THC.

HHC is known to have similar effects to the delta-8 and delta-9 of THC, since it has psychoactive properties. Users claim that the effects of the cannabinoid HHC are relaxing and euphoric and that they can help with nausea or promote better rest compared to traditional THC. There isn't much research related to the effects of long-term use of HHC, mainly because not many people know what HHC is. Instead of having the critical double bond in its chemical structure, HHC is created through saturation by hydrogenation with hydrogen atoms, which causes the double bond in THC to break and be replaced by hydrogen.

It's supposed to be approximately 80% more potent than THC, somewhere between the potency of THC delta 8 and delta 9.THC Delta 9 has a longer lifespan than HHC because it is designed to break down into other cannabinoids when exposed to external conditions. Delta 8 THC and HHC products are often included in approved THC products and can only be purchased at authorized stores. The other two methods are the hydrogenation of terpenes (such as citronellol) to HHC and the conversion of CBD to HHC with the aid of artificial gastric juice. Most of the effects of this cannabinoid stem from anecdotal evidence or assumptions based on the similarities between THC delta 8 and THC delta 9 (on which there is much more research). As for side effects, it is important to mention that they tend to vary, but they are similar in both HHC and THC. Like edibles with THC, the effects of edibles with HHC (gummies) take a little longer to work, but they last the longest.

Although THC Delta 8 can also produce positive urine and blood tests, it is believed that HHC is not metabolized in the same way due to its altered chemical structure. HHC products can stay safely in your cabinets or refrigerators for a while, since they have a considerably longer lifespan than Delta 9 THC.

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