Among the wave of new cannabinoid products sweeping the marketplace like Delta 8, Delta 10 and THC-O is HHC. HHC or hexahydrocannabinol was first discovered in 1944 by American chemist Roger Adams when he added hydrogen molecules to Delta-9 THC. This process, known as hydrogenation, converts THC to HHC. Now you may be asking yourself is this process safe. Well, the answer is hydrogenation is extremely safe. In fact, hydrogenation isn’t just used with cannabinoids in cannabis plants like hemp. It is a process that is most used to convert vegetable oil to margarine. While originally this process was done with a cannabis plant using Delta 9 THC it is now done with a hemp plant utilizing CBD. This means that the end results are completely state and federally legal. HHC will have a similar effect to Delta 8 THC in terms of how it makes you feel. This is the case because it binds to your body’s endocannabinoid receptors in a similar way to Delta 8 THC. This means that you will receive the same benefits as other THC products but with some important and positive other benefits. While some states have made attempts to ban Delta 8 and other THC products, they have not with HHC. This is the case because it is not THC. This means that even in states that have passed bans on Delta 8 you can legally purchase HHC. In addition, there is some evidence-and we stress this is not legal advice-that HHC won’t show up on any traditional drug tests as tests typically are looking for THC and not HHC. This is still very new territory so we will need more evidence to definitively say this is the case. So, if you’re worried about consuming HHC for any reason don’t be. It’s safe, legal, and ready for you to enjoy.