More effective than CBD and still legal – that’s HHC. Learn all about the new cannabinoid that takes the classic smoking experience to a new dimension.

What is HHC?

Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) is a cannabinoid that occurs naturally but only in very low in very low concentration in hempseeds and pollen and pollen. This is a THC-derivative and is therefore very similar to THC in effect. HHC was developed in the 1940s.HHC was produced synthetically for the first time in the USA in the 1940s, did not find any application at that time, however, and disappeared from the scene. Only since Khe cannabinoid has recently become commercially available.


  • The hemp plant holds two species in its botan family: cannabis and marijuana.
  • Cannabinoids are molecules extracted from the plant whose therapeutic properties have been proven by numerous scientific studies in recent years.
  • Each plant contains more than a hundred different cannabinoids, – the best known are THC, CBD and CBG.

By altering the chemical molecular structure, virtually all cannabinoids can be converted into other cannabinoids. Commercial hexahydrocannabinol is produced in a laboratory using chemical processes from CBD extracted from hemp, just like delta-8-THC and delta-10-THC. This is a long and complex process known as isomerization. The end result is an HHC distillate. This distillate is for example sprayed on industrial CBD hemp flowers (HHC flowers) or sold as HHC vape liquid and HHC vape oil.

Is HHC legal?

HHC flower, oil or liquid contain less than 0.2% THC. The legal THC limit in Germany and the EU is a maximum of 0.2%. Since HHC does not count as a psychoactive substance, it does not fall under the Narcotics Act and are sold exclusively as flavoring and incense products. Nevertheless, one should not drive a motor vehicle after taking it.

Is HHC detectable in drug testing?

Here opinions are divided. HHC has a similar chemical structure to THC
and is converted into many of the same compounds. Even if drug tests are not looking for HHC but only THC substances, the user may test positive.

How strong is the effect of HHC and what are the benefits?

Hexahydrocannabinol is a THC derivative and is therefore very similar to THC in effect. The intoxicating sensation can be compared to that of THC, but the state does not last as long and makes one feel less dizzy or sleepy. Many users describe it as the ideal relaxation after a long or stressful day. Other benefits that vary from user to user:

  • Helps to fall asleep
  • Euphoric mood
  • Stimulates appetite and digestion

HHC has only been on the market for a few years and not enough meaningful research results are known yet, so it is difficult to make concrete statements about its overall effect on the human organism. What is clear, however, is that HHC is psychoactive and, like any other psychoactive substance, can have effects such as:

  • Physical and mental relaxation
  • Hallucinations
  • Changed perception of time
  • Increased heart rate
  • Mood swing

The difference between HHC flowers & CBD flowers

CBD is best known for its natural healing properties, which bring health benefits especially in pain therapy. But cannabidiol (CBD), unlike hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) and the illegal THC, has no psychoactive effect when consumed. Therefore, CBD flowers and hemp flowers are particularly suitable as a carrier material for the synthetically derived HHC.

The right temperature to vape HHC flowers

As mentioned earlier, HHC flowers are actually hemp CBD flowers onto which the HHC distillate has been added. The correct temperature of HHC flowers is found out by each user after a few trials and is usually based on personal reference. The community advises newcomers to use a temperature between 230° and 290° Celsius.

How to store HHC?

To keep HHC flowers fresh for a long time, they should always be kept dry and protected from light and air. The best way to do this is with opaque and airtight packaging. The optimal storage temperature is about 18-20°C. HHC should always be kept out of the reach of children.

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This article describes, among other things, the possible uses of CBD flowers provided that these flowers do not contain more than 0.3% THC. The purpose of this article is not to entice, assist, or encourage individuals to abuse addictive substances. This is not legally binding information. In case of doubt, please always check with official agencies about the legality.