In recent years, the cannabinoid HHC has attracted a great deal of interest in the cannabis-loving community. But as its popularity grows, so does the question of its legality. Is HHC really legal, or does it fall under the same regulations as its relative THC? And what about drug tests and any risks associated with taking the substance?
HHC is legal, but...
The legal status of HHC varies depending on the jurisdiction and geographical location. In many countries, legislation regarding cannabinoids is rapidly evolving, and HHC as a semi-synthetic THC derivative often falls into a grey area. In some countries HHC can be legal if it is derived from a low THC substance, and this is the case in the Czech Republic. Low content means less than 1% THC in the parent substance.
How HHC is obtained is also important. Synthetics such as the infamous “spice” are banned. However, HHC is not primarily synthetic – it is found in cannabis plants and is of natural origin. It is typically obtained by synthesis from CBD and its final form is exactly the same as the form that occurs naturally – i.e. the one found in very small quantities in plants that would be extremely difficult to obtain.
Remember also the important fact that what is legal in one country may not be allowed in another. Possession, transport, and consumption of HHC can be considered a crime in some states, so be careful and find out what legislation applies where.
HHC and how to use it
HHC is and always will be a psychoactive substance. Although it does not have nearly as intense effects as illegal THC, it should be used primarily as part of a relaxation or pre-sleep ritual. After taking HHC do not drive or do any other activity where high concentration is required.
For some, the substance causes mild euphoria, for others, it can induce a pleasant tiredness and incentive to sleep. After 6 to 12 hours, the substance becomes inactive and does not affect your abilities.
HHC and drug tests
One frequently asked question about HHC is whether this substance shows up with routine drug tests. Standard drug tests usually look for THC and its metabolites in blood, urine, hair, or saliva. Because HHC is structurally distinct from THC, most of these tests would not directly detect it. However, there is a risk that some tests may respond to the presence of HHC due to its chemical similarity to THC, which could lead to false positives.
So, if you are using HHC vaporisers, HHC oils, or HHC sprays, keep in mind that there is the possibility of a positive test. THC is known to last up to 3 days in saliva, which gives some indication as to how long before you can be completely unconcerned by any test.
Bottom line, HHC products and especially high-quality ones from us are a guarantee of a pleasant experience, despite certain legislative restrictions. So enjoy them to the fullest.