Although it has only been on the market for less than a year, hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) is already proving to be a huge hit with hemp enthusiasts who enjoy a psychoactive kick. This cannabinoid comes in all kinds of forms including vapes, tinctures and more, and you can find one of the largest selections of HHC products at Binoid. We always want to educate our customers on everything they need to know about cannabinoids that we carry, and one piece of information that’s often overlooked is shelf life.
HHC: A Cannabinoid with Familiar Properties
Hexahydrocannabinol is a cannabinoid that was discovered decades ago, but it’s only getting a lot of hype now thanks to the legalization of the hemp plant. Located in the seeds and pollen of the hemp plant, HHC is a naturally occurring cannabinoid that acts as a hydrogenated form of delta 9 THC, and this is why the cannabinoid seems to behave identically in the body.
This means that HHC is a federally compliant cannabinoid that seems to deliver the same exact high and other effects associated with delta 9. While limited research is available, it has been on the market for a short while now, and it’s clear that our customers see that the comparison is no exaggeration.
How Long Does HHC Stay Fresh?
As of now, there have been no studies on the shelf life of pure HHC extract. But, most cannabinoid extracts last for about 2 years, and HHC shares enough in common with many other cannabinoids that it’s safe to assume that the 2-year rule applies. This means that if you have a pure HHC extract on your hands, it’s probably good to use for about 24 months after it was made.
Why Different Delivery Methods Can Have Different Expiration Dates
Now, pure hexahydrocannabinol may last for about 2 years, but that doesn’t mean that all HHC products are fresh for 24 months. Factors that pertain to how the product is made and its other ingredients can alter its shelf life.
- HHC Vape Cartridges: Most HHC vape cartridges contain 100% pure hemp extracts, like the cartridges at Binoid, which means a shelf life of about 2 years.
- HHC Disposable Vapes: Since HHC disposable vapes have the same type of formula in them as cartridges, a 2-year shelf life is standard.
- HHC Flower: While pure hemp extracts are quite chemically stable, the same can’t be said for raw flower. HHC flower probably maintains its freshness for up to 6 months.
- HHC Dabs: Like flower, dabs probably have a 6-month shelf life since concentrates are not as stable as pure isolates.
- HHC Edibles: The shelf life of an edible depends on its ingredients, as some ingredients expire sooner than others. The more natural and rawer an edible, the sooner it will expire. Most edibles are good for between 3 and 6 months.
- HHC Capsules: HHC capsules usually only contain pure hexahydrocannabinol extract and MCT oil, which allows them to offer a 2-year shelf life.
- HHC Tinctures: HHC tinctures also tend to contain only pure hexahydrocannabinol extract and MCT oil, so they too likely have a 2-year shelf life.
Storing HHC to Extend its Shelf Life
Now, just because you purchased freshly made HHC doesn’t mean that it will last for the duration of its expected shelf life. How you store your HHC can cause it to expire sooner. That is why it is always best to order HHC from top online stores such as Binoid HHC.
Cannabinoids do not respond well to high humidity, heat or bright lights, as all of these factors can cause the cannabinoids to degrade more quickly. This is why you should only keep your HHC in a dark, cool and dry place, such as a closet, drawer or cabinet, and out of humid areas such as bathrooms and near kitchen stoves.
Consuming Expired HHC
One thing to bear in mind is that expired hexahydrocannabinol is unlikely to get you sick. It’s not like milk that’s been left in the refrigerator, that takes on harmful properties once it ages. HHC that has expired has simply broken down so much that it no longer has any effectiveness to make it worthwhile. Consuming expired HHC, therefore, will likely disappoint you, and be a waste of time.
This is another reason why buying from a trusted HHC brand like Binoid that rotates their supply chain and always keeps their products completely fresh is a big deal. The freshness of the product matters for potency.
How to Know You’re Getting Fresh, Non-Expired HHC Products
Sometimes, you may end up with hexahydrocannabinol that is close to expiring, which is the manufacturer’s fault. It’s important to only buy HHC that is freshly made from top brands like Binoid CBD, so that it can last for a long time rather than losing its potency before you’re through with it. We strongly recommend finding a trusted online retailer, as this offers the following advantages:
Advantage #1: Online companies are very competitive with one another, and an online HHC brands like Binoid will not want to risk its reputation by selling expired or close-to-expiring HHC products to their customers.
Advantage #2: Online hemp retailers have high visibility that allows them to maintain high product turnover rates. What this means is that no HHC is sitting on the shelf for so long that it’s no longer fresh by the time it arrives. You’ll always be getting freshly made products since the brand can’t stop going through their inventory.
The HHC at Binoid: Perfectly Fresh for Maximum Enjoyment
An HHC-based product that’s close to or fully expired just isn’t going to give you a gratifying HHC experience. At Binoid, you can count on 100% fresh hexahydrocannabinol at all times, since our product turnover rate is so high that products fly off the shelves before getting a chance to break down.
We work hard to keep up a reputation for providing the best HHC possible, and freshness is a big component of that. Essentially, purchase Binoid HHC products and store it correctly to be able to enjoy the full potential of what this unique cannabinoid can offer.