What is HHC?
HHC means Hexahydrocannabinol, and it is a hydrogenated form of THC found in trace amounts in the hemp plant. The process to increase the amount of HHC essentially alters the chemical structure and replaces the double bond with hydrogen while maintaining the effects and potency of the cannabinoids. HHC has much more shelf life than the traditional Delta 9 form of THC because it’s incredibly resistant to light and heat. It’s an alternative to Delta 9 THC, which is often too intense for casual users of marijuana, and its effects are not as strong, which helps casual users feel like they’re getting a traditional weed high without worrying about waking up the next day and not being able to even get out of bed until 12:19pm.
HHC vs. Delta 8:
Both Delta 8 THC and HHC are considered less potent than the traditional Delta 9 form of THC that is often referred to as “weed.” Its effect varies from person to person, but it’s typically understood that HHC is somewhere in between Delta 8 and Delta 9. Some users, however, say that the psychoactive effects are lesser in HHC – this will vary on the individual, of course, as use of THC in any form is very particular to each user.
What is an HHC Vape?
An HHC vape is infused with HHC oil that can either come in the form of a cartridge, which would be put onto a battery that has to be charged from time to time, or a disposable, which is used until there is no oil left and then discarded. When heated by the battery, the oil becomes a vapor that is then inhaled, and within a few minutes, the effects of the HHC will start to kick in. The effects will typically last around forty-five minutes to an hour, depending on a person’s height, weight, metabolism, and tolerance. When you vape HHC through a cart or disposable, the vapor is going into your lungs and then being absorbed into your bloodstream and from there into your brain. This results in a much faster acting high than any other form of HHC consumption. Because the HHC is being absorbed into your bloodstream and moved to your brain very quickly, the amount of time that you will feel the effects is going to be shorter. For this reason, many people use carts to counteract oncoming feelings of sadness, anxiety, or stress. It’s a quick and simple way to consume HHC, which allows someone in the beginning of a nervous episode to both calm his mind and body before entering into a full-on anxiety or panic attack. Because HHC is also useful for bringing on creativity and energy, it’s also a nice way to turn something that can be stressful, such as cleaning or doing laundry, into a task that you feel invigorated and excited to do.
Are HHC Vapes Legal?
It’s always tricky, but HHC vapes are federally legal, similar to Delta 8 and Delta 10 products. But states can individually outlaw the use of products like HHC, so it’s a good idea to do research in your own individual state to make sure that it’s on the okay for you to go and get it.
Are HHC Vapes Safe?
Yes, HHC is safe. It’s a great thing to have to feel a little bit energetic about chores like laundry, doing dishes, or cleaning without having to worry about overdoing it and not being able to function like is sometimes the case with traditional weed.
- Dry mouth
- Increased appetite
- Rapid heart rate
- Red eyes
Dosage of HHC Vapes
Unlike edibles, dosing of vapes is never exact, and it all depends on how hard you hit the vape, how long, and how many times. Smaller, shorter hits will result in less intense effects, while longer, harder ones will end in more intense effects. So, what’s the best way to figure out how much you need? In the medical marijuana industry, we had a saying when we were getting people started with weed vapes: start low and go slow. Start with a three second inhale and see how you feel because chances are, you’ll be feeling perfect after one or two of those. The best thing about vapes is that you will feel the effects come on within five minutes, and from there you can judge if you should take another one or not. It’s a great option to have where you can very easily monitor your effects through time. The only real risk of overdoing it with an HHC vape is if you don’t take a few minutes to see how it’s affecting you. The more that you use an HHC vape, the more of a tolerance you will build, thus, the more you will need. Because of this, it’s always best to stop after you’ve started to feel the effects. This will prevent you from both overdoing it and from building up a high tolerance very quickly, which is something that is both unnecessary and unwanted. Again: if you are looking to have a good time and be relaxed, it’s always important to remember that moderation is the key to success.
Benefits of HHC Vapes
If you’ve ever had a bad experience with weed – you know, five minutes of silliness followed by nausea and sweating and a bit of crippling anxiety on top – HHC is probably a nice starting point if you’re looking to get back into it without having to worry about it happening again. HHC is not as strong as Delta 9 THC, but it does have a lot of the same effects. While it won’t be as intense, you’ll feel the energetic, uplifted, happy feelings that you’re looking for when going for weed, and you can finally enjoy them without anything too crazy happening. It’s a similar level to Delta 8 THC, so if you’ve tried that and it works, chances are that you would also enjoy going for a rip of an HHC vape.
Most people who use weed aren’t sitting in their apartments with a two-foot bong and a perpetually hotboxed bedroom. Even if someone does want to use THC on a daily basis, it doesn’t necessarily mean that he’s ready to start buying a half ounce every week. With that being said, though, many are still looking for the relief that comes with marijuana – they just don’t want to be sent into an anxious episode that ruins the night and leaves them feeling groggy and lethargic the following day. Luckily, recent years have brought on a wave of new products that are there for the average American who’s just looking for some daily relief without having to worry about going overboard. HHC products are that perfect medium. They carry all of the same effects desired in the use of marijuana, but without the hassle of being too high to function. So, if you’re out there wishing that you could feel a little happier while vacuuming, you’re looking for a mellow night with a bag of popcorn and a good movie, and you aren’t looking to be so high you can’t speak, you might benefit from trying out some HHC.