It is widely debated whether HHC and THC should be used. Others believe that THC is the only way to go, while some swear by the benefits of HHC. What’s the better option? By comparing and contrasting these two compounds, we aim to aid you in choosing the right one for you.
Scientists have known about HHC for decades, but it is a new product on the hemp market. Invented by Roger Adams and his team in the 1940s, this compound was first synthesized in the 1950s.
It has been anecdotally reported that delta 9 THC is the more relaxing and euphoric variant. Due to a lack of transparency, customers are currently unable to know what to expect in terms of potency and effects from a substance in the HHC sector.
What is the effect of HHC and THC on your body?
Like other cannabinoids, HHC and THC have similar effects on the body, though they differ slightly. Endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes make up the endocannabinoid system in the body, where cannabinoids interact with them. Each component affects homeostasis or balance in the body and contributes to maintaining homeostasis.
Cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptors are found throughout the brain and central nervous system and are specifically targeted by THC and HHC. A CB1 receptor-targeted therapy generates euphoric effects and has multiple benefits, including anti-inflammation, pain relief, improvement of sleep, and general health.
The CB1 receptor is more sensitive to THC than the CB2 receptor, which is known to bind to CB receptors. The potency of THC is due to this reason. Further, THC affects your brain’s communication pathways because it binds to the CB1 receptor, which leads to short- and long-term brain changes.
THC and HHC are legal substances.
Delta-8 and HHC do not have a clear position from the federal government. As long as they are derived from hemp, they should be legal under federal law. Due to new legislation enacted in all fifty states of the Union and some parts of Canada, hemp and its derivatives are now legal.
Under the Federal Analogue Act, HHC and delta-8 may be considered controlled substances by the federal government. However, under the Farm Bill of 2018, states in the country may treat them as controlled substances if they have enacted legislation specifically legalizing and regulating their use. Some of these states have passed laws explicitly making them legal, while others do not have such laws in place now. Before ordering, be sure to check the laws in your state!
HHC is a cannabinoid that has the potential to be an effective treatment for many symptoms, although it does not provide a psychoactive high as THC does.