If there are two cannabinoids in the hemp plant that see the most comparisons, those cannabinoids would be delta 9 THC and HHC/HHC-O. Now that delta 9 THC is available in a federally compliant form on the market, more and more people are wondering which of the two is right for them, mainly because they’ve been reported to be incredibly similar to one another.
But, the thing about cannabinoids is that at the end of the day, they each have something distinctive to offer to the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), and that includes their psychoactive effects. So, it’s wise to compare Delta 9 products and HHC/HHC-O products differences to one another to help our customers figure out which one they think is right for them.
Why Choose Delta 9 THC?
Delta 9 Origins
Delta 9 THC is the dominant cannabinoid in the marijuana plant, and makes up only about 0.3% of the hemp plant. Discovered in 1964, it’s the first psychoactive cannabinoid to be isolated from cannabis.
Delta 9’s Psychoactive Properties
Delta 9 THC is the most well-known psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis. Its high is moderately strong. While it’s not the most psychoactive cannabinoid in hemp, its intoxicating effects are quite potent, and quite stable as well. The high is often described as both euphoric and soothing, easing both the mind and body. The effects can cause some level of impairment, as well as overall fogginess due to its ability to decrease mental clarity.
Delta 9’s Non-Psychoactive Properties
Delta 9 THC has been researched for decades so that scientists could establish its non-psychoactive effects. The medical marijuana industry has used this research to provide patients with products high in delta 9, with the hope of addressing the symptoms of various medical conditions. The most commonly known properties of delta 9 include:
- Effects on Nausea and Appetite: Studies have found that delta 9 may be able to aid in alleviating nausea and instances of vomiting, while also improving appetite
- Mood-Enhancing Effects: Research has shown that delta 9 may be able to regulate neurotransmitters that control our mood, with studies showing potential effects against low mood and excessive stress
- Anti-Inflammatory and Analgesic Properties: Delta 9 could offer anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that could play a role in managing physical discomfort, according to studies over the years.
- Neurological Balance: Research has found that delta 9 works with the cannabinoid receptors in the neurological system that control neurological function, which may have particular usefulness for those with multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.
Purpose for Taking Delta 9
The people who use delta 9 THC are generally split into two categories: recreational users and medicinal users. Like we said, the medical marijuana industry shows us that delta 9 is more than a recreational cannabinoid that delivers a fun high. But, you don’t need a reason to try delta-9 other than wanting to explore its effects for yourself and see what its psychoactive properties feel like for you.
Delta 9’s Legality
Delta 9 THC is only legal if it comes from hemp and is present in 0.3% of a hemp product, according to dry weight. The federally compliant delta 9 products on the market now contain 0.3% delta-9, with large portion sizes that allow that 0.3% to introduce an active number of milligrams into the body so that you can feel the high associated with the plant, and receive its other properties.
Why Choose HHC/HHC-O?
HHC is hexahydrocannabinol, a minor, naturally occurring cannabinoid in the hemp plant that acts as a hydrogenated form of THC, found in the plant’s seeds and pollen. Discovered only recently, little is known about how much actually does exist in the plant.
HHC-O, or hexahydrocannabinol acetate, it a modified form of HHC that’s become extremely popular. It’s combined with acetic anhydride, similarly to how THC-O is made, to increase its psychoactive potency by about 1.5 times.
HHC and HHC-O’s Psychoactive Properties
HHC is known for almost mirroring the effects of delta 9 in terms of its high. Many people say that they can’t tell the difference between HHC and delta 9 when it comes to psychoactive effects, although most have noticed that HHC is just slightly milder. That’s why HHC-O was created – to better mimic the high of delta 9.
HHC and HHC-O’s Non-Psychoactive Properties
Like we’ve already said, HHC and delta 9 are incredibly similar cannabinoids that may mirror one another in terms of how they’re used by the body’s endocannabinoid system.
Because of this, many say that HHC provides the same effects as delta 9 when it comes to things like physical discomfort, nausea, appetite and mood. HHC-O, being slightly more potent, would just deliver these effects slightly more powerfully. Despite this, there’s no actual research yet on what HHC is capable of, due to how new the cannabinoid is.
Purpose for Taking HHC/HHC-O
Unsurprisingly, most people seek out HHC and HHC-O because they want to see how it really measures up to delta 9. While people swear by it for its non-psychoactive properties, most people who purchase HHC and HHC-O are looking for a nice, delta 9-like high.
Both HHC and HHC-O are federally legal cannabinoids because of the 2018 Farm Bill, which determined that all hemp derivatives can be sold legally as long as they contain a maximum of 0.3% delta 9 THC. HHC and HHC-O are therefore federally legal in all product forms and concentrations.
Final Decision: Delta 9 THC and HHC/HHC-O – Which Cannabinoid Will Supercharge Your Hemp Routine?
Overall, give both delta 9 and HHC/HHC-O a try, and then see how they compare to one another for yourself. You may be surprised by how each one can be useful in different parts of your routine.
Luckily, at Binoid, you can find federally compliant delta 9 THC and HHC/HHC-O in a variety of product forms, all with the assurance that you’re getting only lab-tested, pure cannabinoids and clean, meticulously sourced ingredients. So, now that you have a good idea about these unique cannabinoids, you can compare them for yourself.