Cannabis leaves with HHC chemical structure.

What is HHC and what does it do?

2 minute read

Hexahydrocannabinol, or “HHC,” is one of over 100 minor cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. HHC is a THC relative long-known to science, but until recently not often discussed by cannabis users. As a minor cannabinoid, it occurs naturally in cannabis, but usually in extremely small amounts. Since extraction techniques for HHC are just getting off the ground, it’s still not widely known.

What is HHC?

HHC was first isolated in 1944 by chemist Roger Adams, when he added hydrogen molecules to Delta-9 THC. This process, called hydrogenation, converts THC to hexahydrocannabinol (HHC). Hydrogenation is not limited to the CBD industry. The food industry uses a similar process is used to convert vegetable oil to margarine. While Adams created HHC from conventional marijuana-derived THC, these days the cannabinoid is typically isolated through a process that begins with hemp, the low-THC cousin of marijuana. 

What are the effects of hhc?

Like many cannabinoids, reported effects default back to anecdotal evidence. Many consumers describe experiencing HHC as a half-measure between Delta-8 THC and Delta-9 THC, although individual results will vary. HHC molecules bind to the body’s natural endocannabinoid receptors in a way similar to that of CBG, CBN, and other cannabinoids. 

Does HHC show up on a drug test?

Due to the vast differences in both personal body chemistry and each screening or test, it is impossible to make any guarantees that using a hemp-derived product will not lead to a positive test result. As these results can vary so widely, we recommend using caution when it comes to hemp products especially when tested regularly. 

Where can I buy HHC vapes?

As an industry leader, Extract Labs is proud to offer HHC in our lineup of vape cartridges. Each Tank offers a custom blend of minor cannabinoids, developed by our team of in-house scientists, that has been optimized for effect. No PG, VG, or other common fillers. Just a simple blend of cannabis derived terpenes and hemp extracts. 

Free Domestic Shipping

Get free shipping when you spend $75 or more.

American Made

Our products are made exclusively from American grown hemp.

100% Secure Checkout

Our SSL certificate keeps your information safe at checkout.