What is HHC? Hexahydrocannabidiol
HHC is the new hemp-derived product that is crazy popular on the west coast and making its way across the country. If you want to be at the front of the pack, you may want to learn about HHC before your competition does. HHC is a hemp-derived cannabinoid that does not require an OMMA card to purchase or consume. HHC is a hydrogenated molecular form of THC. This process is similar to turning vegetable oil into margarine. HHC reportedly provides effects comparable to THC and has similar potency. While some report the effects fall between Delta-8 THC and Delta-9 THC, Others report no difference at all between Delta-9 THC and HHC. HHC has a much longer shelf-life than THC because it is more resistant to heat and UV exposure than Delta-9 THC.
Is HHC Safe?
To put this in perspective, please remember that the safety and effectiveness of all THC and cannabis in general have yet to be determined by the FDA and lack federal legal backing in spite of enormous global research.
HHC is so new that there is very little research but there is no indication HHC is any different than THC.
Will HHC fail a drug test?
Even though HHC is relatively new to the Oklahoma scene, anecdotal evidence is already piling up stating HHC (unlike D-8 THC and D-9 THC) do not show up on a typical 12 panel test. This is because that particular test is designed to look for specific markers.
If your position is dependent on a drug test, there is no research-validated results that substantiate this claim. In no way, shape, or form would it be advisable to assume HHC will pass a drug test until more research is done in this area. The best way to pass any drug test is to abstain from all HHC and THC products.
Remember, if the drug test is testing for “cannabis”, even CBD will fail. We don’t want to get caught up in semantics but it is worth noting what type of test we are talking about and what is the test looking for.
Is HHC legal?
HHC is legal in Oklahoma. Oklahoma legalized hemp and all its derivatives. In addition, the Oklahoma Public Health Code stipulates that hemp-derived THC are not controlled substances, unlike marijuana-derived THC. HHC is fully federally legal and legal in 41 states. Unfortunately, twelve states do not have favorable Hemp or CBD laws and are illegal in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, and Nebraska.