HHC vs. Delta-8 THC Effects and Safety

HHC vs. Delta-8 THC Effects and Safety

In recent years, researchers have discovered a plethora of cannabinoids that have proven to be extremely beneficial to users. These compounds represent the future of CBD-derived derivatives and are redefining our perception of the efficacy of CBD and its derivatives.

A lot has been written about Delta-8 THC, but very little is known about a substance like HHC. Today, we will learn about HHC and how it compares to Delta-8 THC in effects, legality, and safety.

Before we get into the article proper, this is a friendly neighborhood announcement; You can buy Delta-8 THC and HHC gummies and disposables from America’s most reputable CBD derivative manufacturers Hemping USA.

Now, back to the matter at hand.


HHC, also known as 11-Nor-9β-hydroxyhex hydrocannabinol (quite difficult to pronounce, I believe), is a semi-synthetic cannabinoid made from THC. The substance, a hydrogenated form of THC, was first discovered in 1944. HHC offers a lot of potential benefits to the user; it is therapeutic and highly potent.

Delta-8 THC

So much has been written about Delta-8 THC, but let me do a recap.

Delta-8 THC is one of the most widely accepted CBD derivatives today. Although it occurs naturally in the cannabis plant, the quantity is so small that it doesn’t make any economic sense to extract it. For this reason, researchers are left with producing the substance in a laboratory to meet demands.

Delta-8 THC offers a broad range of therapeutic benefits and a subtle high that many have been described as calming and great for relaxation. In many ways, Delta-8 THC effects are similar to Delta-9 THC, with the same therapeutic range but with a more relaxed and balanced high.

HHC vs. Delta-8 THC

HHC and Delta-8 THC have plenty of points of convergence. For starters, they produce very similar effects in the human body, but HHC is regarded to be more potent than Delta-8 THC. Both substances offer calm relaxation, slight euphoria, and a balanced high, but users of HHC have described the effects as more intense than when they used Delta-8 THC.

While both are quite similar in effects, they differ at the molecular structural level. HHC is more similar to Delta-9 at the molecular structural level. Like Delta-9 THC, it lacks double bonds. Delta-8, on the other hand, has double bonds. This seemingly inconspicuous difference in bonding in many ways determines how each substance interacts with your body's endocannabinoid system and the receptors in your brain.

HHC is considered less potent than Delta-9 but more intense than Delta-8.

So, even for the most experienced user, it is advised that you go slowly with HHC. It is best to start with small doses and work your way up to what works well for your body.


For now, both substances are perfectly safe to use. Like most cannabinoids, research into how they affect the body over the long term is still ongoing, and so we cannot say for certain how either of the substances would affect your body for the long term.

What you should be concerned about, however, is where you buy your product. Because the cannabis industry is largely unregulated, there are lots of unscrupulous businesses selling substandard products to unsuspecting customers. Buying only from reputable businesses like ours would help to guarantee the quality of your purchase. Also, look out for products with third-party testing.

Third-party lab testing further validates the genuineness of the product and the manufacturer. It is simply saying, I trust the quality of my product enough to subject it to an independent review by experts. Third-party tested products would also show you what you are getting and in what quantity to help you make an informed decision.


Delta-8 THC and HHC are both legal. Because both substances are derived from hemp, similar to CBD, they are technically legal in the US. The 2018 farm bill conferred some legitimacy on CBD and hemp and their derived substances. However, it is important to be aware that some states may have certain restrictions on hemp-derived substances. So, it’s always best to check your state’s restrictions before buying or using any of the substances within state boundaries.

Where to Buy HHC and Delta-8 THC Products

Choosing either HHC or Delta-8 THC boils down to personal preference or how your body handles both products. While we concede that HHC might be more potent than Delta-8 THC, it may not be the right option for everybody. So, the key here is moderation and finding what works for you.

Another point that we consider very important is where you buy your product. HHC and Delta-8 THC offer good therapeutic value to the user, but finding the right spot to buy from can make all the difference. There are lots of HHC and Delta-8 THC products, including gummies, vapes and disposables, on the market, but buying only from Hemping US is a sure bet that you will get the most premium, high quality HHC or Delta-8 THC product every time.