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Delta-8 THC Vs. HHC: What Are The Differences?

What you need to know about these two cannabinoids.

Do you know your cannabinoids?

Let’s put that to the test. With all the new compounds and cannabinoids on the market, it can be challenging to determine which is right for you.

Take HHC and Delta8 THC, for example; both are completely different cannabinoids but are naturally derived from the hemp plant.

Read on to learn about what they are, their differences, and their effects.

What Is HHC?

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HHC was first discovered in 1944 by chemist Roger Adams.

He found the cannabinoid by a process known as hydrogenation, which takes regular Delta-9 THC and uses hydrogen molecules to change the chemical structure.

The result was a potent cannabinoid that’s still being researched today. Because this relatively new cannabinoid is slowly making its way into the market, research and studies surrounding HHC are scarce.

It simply hasn’t been available for long enough for researchers to tell side effects, proper dosages, and other benefits.

That hasn’t stopped a ton of legal retailers from selling HHC products through edibles, vape cartridges, and more.

What Is Delta-8 THC?

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You may be familiar with Delta8 THC, considering it’s not far off from the traditional Delta-9 THC.

The only difference between these two cannabinoids is that Delta8 carries a slightly different chemical structure than Delta-9.

Delta8 THC’s double bond is found on the 8th chain, whereas Delta-9 THC’s double bond is on the ninth chain.

This means that both cannabinoids will produce slightly different effects. However, many see Delta8 as a sort of “cannabis lite,” if you will, a cannabis product that’s not as strong as an original Delta-9 product.

Just because Delta8 isn’t as strong doesn’t mean it doesn’t produce beneficial effects.

Effects: Delta-8 Vs. HHC

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Let’s start with the familiar Delta8 THC. It’s known to produce the following effects;

  • Relieved stress and anxiety
  • Boost appetite
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Mild euphoria
  • Curb nausea and vomiting
  • Lift mood
  • Potential aid to support cancer treatment side effects
  • Reduced inflammation

However, HHC has been described as the best of both worlds. Instead of just being a relaxing mood-booster like Delta8HHC offers the following;

  • A bright Sativa-like cerebral buzz
  • A grounded and relaxed feeling similar to Delta8
  • Semi-psychedelic
  • Semi-hallucinatory
  • Increased focus
  • Euphoria
  • Relieves anxiety
  • Relieves paranoia

Differences Between Delta-8 & HHC

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As you can see with the effects noted above, HHC is definitely stronger than Delta8 THC. By stronger, we mean it produces far more potent and high-like effects.

With Delta8, it’s almost like a psychoactive CBD. CBD relaxes the body, relieves anxiety, targets pain, and so much more. Delta8 does the same but produces creative thoughts thanks to its slightly mild euphoric effect.

HHC is for the cannabis user who enjoys the powerful psychoactive buzz of Delta-9 THC but wants something that’s less likely to produce anxiety and paranoia.

Plus, it offers mild psychedelic and hallucinatory effects. So it’s a neat way to experience a hemp-derived product’s ability to stimulate psychedelic effects.

We must note that both cannabinoids should be ingested with caution, especially if you haven’t tried them before.

The experience varies from person to person, so start with one drop, bite, or drag to safely and efficiently examine how you’re feeling.

How Do Different Cannabinoids Affect Your High?

If you don’t know, don’t worry, because we’re going to dive deep into Botany Farms Delta 8 and HHC and how they’ll get you baked.

What Is Delta 8

Delta 8 is a cannabinoid that is similar to THC, but it is less psychoactive. This means that it will not give you the exact same “Melt into the couch” feeling that THC does. However, Delta 8 can still provide some of the same benefits as THC, such as

  • Pain relief

  • Relaxation.

  • relieve nausea and vomiting.

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What Is HHC

HHC is a cannabinoid that is similar to CBD. It does not have any psychoactive effects, which means it will not make you high. However, HHC can still provide some of the same benefits as CBD, such as HHC is a relatively new cannabinoid found in the pollen of the cannabis plant that produces similar effects to Delta-9 THC. HHC  is perfect if you’re looking for a smooth and strong buzz that tends to last longer than Delta-8 THC.

  • Anxiety relief

  • Anti-inflammatory effects.

  • feelings of euphoria

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Botany Farms HHC and Delta 8 Vape Cartridges are one of the most potent distillates on the market. Making them the best option for anyone looking to experience all the different highs various kinds of cannabinoids offer.

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