Hexahydrocannabinol, or HHC for short, is one of the newest cannabinoids on the market. There is much debate and controversy circling HHC regarding the legality, effects, and manufacturing process. Such confusion results in much misinformation on what this cannabinoid actually is. HHC was synthesized by the same chemist who first isolated CBD: Roger Adams. HHC was synthesized by extracting Delta-9 THC from cannabis and utilizing hydrogen, other organic compounds, and a heavy metal catalyst. 


HHC has been in existence for several years but has only recently begun to increase in popularity. HHC is considered the middle ground between Delta-8 THC and THC-O. HHC is found naturally in the cannabis plant but requires an advanced hydrogenation method in order to become usable. Thus, HHC is not considered a synthetic cannabinoid. HHC comes in a wide range of products including inhalables and edibles. The effects of HHC are quite similar to traditional marijuana, offering a legal alternative for those who are unable to legally purchase and consume marijuana. As long as HHC is derived from federally legal hemp and contains less than 0.3% THC, it is considered legal under the 2018 Farm Bill.