HHC, or hemp-derived high cannabinoid, is a relatively new product on the market. It is derived from hemp and contains less than 0.3% THC delta 9.While it is not as biologically active as THC, it can still produce feelings of euphoria, relaxation, and calm. But what states is HHC legal in? In Iowa, HHC is likely illegal. This state has some of the most restrictive marijuana and hemp laws in the country.
While HHC is not specifically mentioned, the Iowa State Code considers CBD and Delta 8 to be illegal, so it would be correct to infer that HHC is also prohibited. Arkansas law is similar to federal law and suggests that only THC derived from marijuana is illegal. Arizona's state laws are confusing, but it appears that HHC is illegal in this state. While recreational delta 9 is legal, THC isomers, such as delta 8 or HHC, are considered Schedule I drugs.
In South Carolina, there is no mention of HHC in the list of banned substances. Existing laws do not indicate that it is illegal to purchase hemp-derived HHC. However, authorities are reevaluating the legal status of Delta 8, which means that HHC could be illegal if they decide that these isomers belong to the same category as THC. In New Hampshire, there is no evidence that HHC is considered a banned substance as long as it is derived solely from hemp and contains no more than 0.3% THC delta 9.The Illinois Department of Agriculture recently stated that hemp and its derivatives could not be used to synthesize intoxicating isomers, such as HHC or THC delta 8.That said, there is no specific mention of HHC or any language that could presume that HHC is illegal. HHC is likely to be legal in Kansas since the state complies with federal hemp laws that allow the sale of hemp-derived products with less than 0.3% THC.
It's also legal in Michigan as long as it contains less than 0.3% THC and only certified dispensaries can sell and distribute it. The State of Washington considers THC isomers, such as Delta-8 and HHC, to be controlled substances, so they are illegal here. In Indiana, THC levels are strictly controlled but as long as the THC does not exceed 0.3% and the extract is derived entirely from hemp, it is considered legal. HHC is likely illegal in Colorado because the state specifically prohibits “chemically modified THC isomers” derived from hemp. Since cannabinoids like Delta-8 THC are legal in Florida, it's safe to assume that HHC has the same legal status in this state.
In conclusion, while no state legislature has explicitly restricted HHC yet, many assume that states with delta 8 restrictions are likely to invoke restrictions similar to HHC if it gains sufficient popularity. It's important to check your local laws before purchasing or using any form of HHC.