When it comes to getting high, many people are turning to HHC, or hexahydrocannabinol, as an alternative to THC. HHC is a semi-synthetic cannabinoid that is derived from hemp-derived CBD in a laboratory using chemical processes. It is known to produce a high similar to that of THC, but with a general sense of relaxation. User reports generally describe the HHC high as somewhere between Delta 8 and Delta 9 for THC.
The euphoria lasts between two and three hours, depending on a few factors such as the amount taken, how the body processes HHC, and how often HHC is used together with other products. The biggest attraction of HHC for many consumers is that it shares very similar effects to those of delta-9 THC in marijuana, while being considered legal at the federal level. High-power active HHC is known as HHC 9R, while low-power inactive HHC is known as HHC 9S. Since the Agricultural Act legalizes products containing other cannabinoids from hemp as long as they do not exceed the 0.3% THC threshold, producers of HHC products insist that everything is correct.
Manufacturers have not yet found a cost-effective way to separate the high-power HHC from its low-power twin, so commercial HHC, which is a mix of the two forms, can be a kind of game of chance for the buyer. The safety of HHC is generally unknown, but no cases of overdose or death due to the use of HHC or its products have been reported. Experts believe that HHC is 80% more potent than delta-9-THC, so people with a low tolerance to THC should use it with caution. Therefore, all commercially available HHC is obtained by synthetic methods in the laboratory, mainly by converting THC.
In short, yes, HHC makes you high. And just like THC, the euphoric effect will affect everyone differently. With cannabinoids such as hemp-derived delta-8 THC becoming increasingly popular as a legal alternative to marijuana, the availability of HHC is rapidly following suit.