Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) is something of a newer discovery as far as the hemp plant is concerned. This hydrogenated, naturally occurring cannabinoid is mostly known for its high, which many say feels exactly like the high of delta-9 THC. Needless to say, this is a very in-demand cannabinoid right now, but for potential newbies, they are going to want to be conscious of the product they buy. Plus, how to take it, to ensure the best HHC experience possible.
DO: Think Carefully About Product Type
HHC comes in all kinds of product types/delivery methods – vapes, gummies, flower, etc. Each product type affects you differently, so pay close attention to what you choose.
- HHC Edibles are perfect for someone who wants to feel effects for up to 8 hours, with a notable body high.
- HHC Flower is a great choice for those who want a pure, potent and fast-acting experience.
- HHC Vapes are more discreet, user-friendly, and the effects are also fast-acting.
DO: Make Some Time in Your Schedule
Depending on the product you choose, that hexahydrocannabinol ‘high’ can last for anywhere from a couple of hours to the majority of the day. So, especially as a beginner, think about clearing your schedule of all responsibilities so that you can enjoy the high without it getting in the way of anything important.
DO: Be Aware When Choosing a Strain
Certain HHC-infused products, namely vapes and flower, come in a variety of strain options. Choose your strain carefully by reading the description of it, since each strain comes with its own unique effects, as well as natural flavor profile.
- Sativa strains are more uplifting and day-time oriented.
- Indica strains are more soothing and evening-oriented.
- Hybrid strains offer something in between.
DO: Check Out Lab Reports and Reviews
Of course, avoid buying a HHC product before researching the manufacturer. Read reviews to hear what other people have to say about the products, and especially look for third-party lab reports on their website, which display how they have their products tested by an unbiased, state-registered lab for things like purity, potency, and compliance with federal law. Additional information on how to read HHC lab reports can be found here.
DO: Think About Your Tolerance to HHC
Since hexahydrocannabinol is about 30% more intoxicating than delta-8 THC, consider that right there before diving headfirst. If you’ve a generally low tolerance to THC, you may want to go easy, or even start with delta-8 or delta-10 before graduating to HHC.
DO: Experiment with Various HHC Products
There are lots of amazing HHC products out there, in different delivery methods, strains, etc. It’s good to experiment with different products, because you may be surprised by which ones really suit what it is that you want out of your experience with the cannabinoid. For instance, you may not realize that the body high that comes from HHC gummies is particularly good at easing physical discomfort.
DON’T: Take Too Much HHC as a Beginner
As a first-timer to any new cannabinoid, go slow. You never know how strongly a cannabinoid will affect you until you take it, and, trying to go with a high dose as a beginner can end up with you feeling way ‘more high’ than you were planning for. Follow the directions on a product’s label to take the proper amount.
DON’T: Drive After Taking HHC
Hexahydrocannabinol is intoxicating, and, driving while intoxicated is both dangerous and illegal – even if the intoxicant itself is not prohibited by law. Be responsible with HHC by taking it when you have nowhere to drive to for a few hours.
DON’T: Take HHC if You Have an Upcoming/Pending Drug Test
Hexahydrocannabinol may result in a failed drug test, since it’s metabolized by THC-COOH, the same metabolite that breaks down delta-9 THC. A urine test is looking for THC-COOH in the system, and it will not differentiate between delta-9 and HHC.
DON’T: Look for the Cheapest HHC
It would definitely be a mistake to simply look for the most inexpensive HHC-based product that you can find. Cheap HHC products are usually cheap for a reason. It may contain too little hexahydrocannabinol to have any real effect, it may contain low-quality ingredients, or it may even be a fake. While you don’t need to pay a ridiculous amount of money to enjoy that said HHC formula, be willing still to spend a little more if it means that the product is legitimate, high in quality, potent, and crafted with safe ingredients.
DON’T: Be Impatient Once You Take HHC
Many beginners have the habit of taking a dose of an HHC product and then expecting results immediately. When those results don’t kick in right away, they take another dose, hoping that now they will have taken enough to get the high they were looking for. But, products can take a while to kick in. Inhalable products can take up to 30 minutes in some cases, and edibles can take close to a couple of hours, or even slightly more if you have a full stomach. Basically, best to take a serving of hexahydrocannabinol and wait for the delivery method’s respective onset time before considering taking a little more. If it turns out that the problem was that you took too low of a dose, you can take a little more next time.
These Rules Will Elevate Your First-Time HHC Experience
There is nothing quite like trying hexahydrocannabinol initially and feeling its effects in a way that totally changes your perception of what the hemp plant is capable of. While HHC is not considered dangerous, there’s still a right way and a wrong way to take it as a beginner, starting with the product selection and ending with taking a serving of an HHC-infused product. Overall, these rules will make sure that you really enjoy this cannabinoid for all that it’s worth.
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Please Note: Before using hexahydrocannabinol, speak with your doctor first, especially, if you’re currently on any prescription medications. Your physician has access to your medical records and can therefore, make a proper determination if HHC is an option for you to take.