Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) is a cannabinoid found naturally in cannabis plants. It is sometimes used to relieve pain, inflammation, and anxiety, as well as to improve sleep. While HHC isn't as well-known as THC, it may offer some similar benefits. Every HHC production always includes high and low potency molecules. HHC is structurally similar to THC, and could have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiemetic effects.
Preliminary research suggests that HHC is not metabolized to 11-hydroxy-THC, which is the main metabolite of THC that can cause a positive result. HHC is also incredibly resistant to heat and UV light, making it the ideal cannabinoid candidate for post-apocalyptic preparers. Cannabis cultivars with a high THC content may also contain more HHC as cannabis ages and THC degrades to HHC. Many users report that the effects of HHC are similar to those of THC delta 8 in that they lean more toward relaxation than stimulation. User reports generally describe that the HHC high is between Delta 8 and Delta 9, and some HHC products may be more intoxicating than others. HHC has not been extensively studied, unlike the more abundant cannabinoids, such as delta 9, THC or CBD, but some promising research has been done.
Less common but definitely available are disposable HHC vaporizers, tinctures for oral consumption and rubbing concentrates. It is possible to concentrate the active (R) -HHC (called a racemic mixture), but the process is very complicated and cost prohibitive in most cases. 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. In conclusion, HHC offers many potential benefits for those looking for relief from pain, inflammation, anxiety and insomnia. While there is still much to learn about this cannabinoid, it appears to be a promising alternative to THC for those seeking relief without the psychoactive effects.