If you thought CBD and THC were great, wait til you try the brand-newest cannabinoid on the market.
No, it’s not delta-8 THC, or even THC-O. It’s something called HHC!
We’re talking about HHC, of course! Of all the cannabinoids available on the market today, not many are more mysterious than this one. And that means users have questions…questions about what HHC is, what it does, and if it’s even safe or not.
In this article we’ll be covering all these questions and more, so stay tuned!
Short for hydroxy-hexahydrocannabinol, HHC is a truly trace cannabinoid that is derived from cannabis or hemp. HHC might just be the most popular cannabinoid available on the market right now.
Why’s that? Probably because of its awesome effects. HHC might be the most euphoric, uplifting legal cannabinoid of all. People in states where delta-9 THC — or even delta-8 THC — are illegal can flock to HHC as a more-than-sufficient alternative. In addition to being uplifting and energizing, HHC is also generally pretty easy to dose. More details coming up soon!
HHC can exist in one of two forms: either 9R HHC or 9S HHC. The 9R form is much more potent; some experts attest that it’s just as strong as delta-8 THC. The 9S form, however, is less potent mg-per-mg than delta-9 or delta-9. 
HHC users report all sorts of physical and mental benefits, including a pleasant cerebral high, powerful relaxation, pain relief, and reduced muscular tension. Some of these users find that HHC is perfect for getting up and getting going, whether to the gym or to work!
Want to tap into these benefits for yourself? If so, just begin with a low HHC dose. Staying conservative with your dosing will allow you to get a feel for the compound, instead of accidentally blasting into the stratosphere!
Is HHC legal?
As we mentioned earlier, HHC is a great choice for those who live in areas where cannabis (or delta-8) are illegal. That’s because it provides many of the same fun effects of these substances…without the stigma or legal problems.
To answer the question a little more simply: yes, HHC is legal. Most people involved in the hemp and cannabis industry agree that hemp-derived HHC is fully legal. While regulators have had their doubts, HHC does seem to be legal per the stipulations found in 2018’s Federal Farm Bill. Since HHC is derived from hemp’s CBD component, not its delta-9 THC component, it does indeed get a legal green light!
Hemp-derived HHC’s legality is affirmed from another angle, too. That’s because trace amounts of HHC are produced within the pollen and seeds of mature hemp plants. Per 2018’s Farm Bill, only one hemp-derived cannabinoid is illegal — delta-9 THC, not HHC. 
HHC’s legal status fits nicely with the way it interacts with drug tests. A growing number of HHC users are finding that HHC does not show up on conventional drug tests. From this angle, that makes it a better option than delta-9 THC, delta-8 THC, or even CBD. (All of these cannabinoids can trigger positive drug test results.)
What makes HHC able to evade drug testing? It seems like HHC doesn’t convert to 11-hydroxy-THC, the common metabolite that most other cannabinoids eventually turn into.  Even so, we wouldn’t encourage you to throw caution to the wind here. Talk with your employer prior to any drug testing protocols if you’re taking HHC.
* If you live in a state that’s not yet HHC-friendly, don’t worry. We simply won’t ship to you!
Where to find premium HHC products
Ready to learn where to buy premium HHC products? If so, this section should help.
Finding quality HHC products is actually pretty simple: just look for all the normal things you’d look for in other premium hemp products! Below are a few of the most important metrics:
- Fair, affordable pricing
- Sourcing: is it made in the USA?
- Reviews: does the product have good reviews?
- Testing: does the product have COA’s/lab tests available?
- Extraction: was the product extracted with safe solvents like CO2?
Yet there’s also one common metric that HHC products don’t need to meet. Unlike delta-8 THC or THC-O, HHC products don’t need to be full spectrum. Actually, they can’t be truly full spectrum, as they are made from isolated CBD.
Buying HHC online
You might be able to buy HHC from a local dispensary or hemp/CBD store…but why settle for limited product selection and big price markups? Buying HHC online remains the best way to get your hands on products that are affordable and high quality. Check out two of our favorites below — who knows, they might just become your favorite products as well.
Exhale HHC Gummy Cubes – Fruit Mix 25m
Looking for something new?
If so you’ll probably love our Exhale HHC Gummy Cubes. These HHC-infused gummies provide one of the tastiest ways to access HHC’s physical and mental benefits. Ours combine an ultra-pure HHC extract with delicious, 100% vegan fruit gummies.
They’re strong enough to knock you out and help you sleep great…yet also gentle enough to fuel your most productive workdays. Explore your mind and unleash your potential — these gummies will have you feeling ready to seize the day!
Just as important is what’s not in our Exhale HHC Gummies. In addition to being vegan and gluten-free, they don’t contain any artificial colors or flavors.
Here are the stats:
- 25mg of pure HHC per gummy
- Fruit flavored and toxin-free
- Vegan and cruelty-free
- 100% organic
Delta Extrax Hydro HHC Gummies
Our Delta Extrax Hydro HHC Gummies are a beginner-friendly option with big health benefits. Each gummy contains 10 milligrams of HHC — enough to be uplifting, but not overly intoxicating. If you’re new to HHC or other psychotropic cannabinoids, this is likely the perfect product for you! Not to mention that their sweet+sour flavor makes them fun to take…
Beginners are encouraged to start off with half of one gummy, then proceed to larger doses as needed. Don’t forget to wait a few hours before taking more, as edible HHC products may kick in very slowly.
Here are the stats:
- 25 gummies per pack
- 250mg of HHC total
- 10mg of hemp-derived HHC each
Check out our full selection of HHC products here, and be sure to stay tuned: we’re hoping to add more products in the near future!
Summing things up
HHC is a brand-new cannabinoid with exciting effects. The gentle upliftment it provides has made it a favorite of cannabis lovers across the US, and its legal status has made it especially popular in states where other cannabis products are illegal.
Where to buy HHC? That one’s easy! Stay away from sketchy gas station products, and be sure to buy from trusted online sources like Direct Delta 8.