HHC-o latest and greatest cannabinoidWhat is HHC-0 the latest and greatest cannabinoid to hit the market? Like THCa, THCjd, CBG, CBN, D8, and D, and many more! The fact of the matter is, we are eager to share cannabis knowledge because each cannabinoid is unique unto itself and can offer such varying benefits and experiences. My focus today is on THC-O

HHC-o latest and greatest cannabinoid

HHC-O is fairly mysterious to scientists regarding labs and tests performed for research purposes.

HHC-O is similar to its precursor, the HHC (hexahydrocannabinol) cannabinoid. HHC is a hydrogenated version of THC. This means it contains more hydrogen atoms than THC, giving it a longer shelf life.

So what’s with the “O” addition? HHC-O is an updated version of HHC. Much to the happiness of cannabis enthusiasts, this addition changes the molecular makeup in a way that allows for more psychoactive potency by helping the molecule bind more effectively to the body’s cannabinoid receptors. In other words, you get a way “higher”! This chemical update allows for HHC-O to be up to 1.5x more potent than regular HHC. 


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cannabinoids such as HHC and Delta 9 THC. The feedback and reviews come firsthand from Folks that have tried HHC-O and observed the following benefits.

  • Mental and physical relaxation
  • Stress and Anxiety relief
  • Pain relief
  • Insomnia relief
  • Deeper sleep 
  • Intense sensations of both body highs and head highs
  • Calm mental state
  • Mood elevation
  • Increase in appetite
  • Nausea relief 

Like other cannabinoids, some people have experienced less pleasant side effects from HHC-O. The side effects mentioned include dry mouth, headaches, and the feeling of being “too high”.



Is HHC considered semi-synthetic?

This is because of the hydrogenation process involved in transforming HHC to HHC-O. HHC is a hydrogenated version of the naturally-occurring THC compound. This means it contains more hydrogen atoms than THC, in turn making it more bioavailable and potent.

What is the difference between HHC and HHC-O?

HHC-O is HHC with added acetate (acetic anhydride). This addition makes HHC-O more potent and shelf-stable. HHC-O can be up to 1.5x more potent than regular HHC.

What are some benefits of HHC-O?

Anecdotal evidence shows that HHC-O can help with pain relief, mood elevation, insomnia, anxiety and depression relief, stimulating appetite, and relieving nausea.

What are some HHC-O side effects?

Dry mouth, headaches, and the feeling of being “too high”.It happens when too much of the compound is consumed.

Is HHC-O legal?

HHC-O is a hemp-derived, semi-synthetic compound. Because it comes from hemp and contains less than 0.3 % THC, it is federally legal under the 2018 Farm Bill. The legality of hemp products varies by state, and HHC-O is legal statewide in 41 different states.

In 2018, the US government passed the 2018 Farm Bill. This updated the status of all hemp-derived products, making it federally legal to produce, distribute, purchase, and administer them as long as they contain less than 0.3% THC. Therefore, despite HHC-O’s apparent psychoactive properties, it is federally legal to purchase and consume HHC-O products. On a state level, HHC-O is currently legal in 41 different states. State laws can change seemingly overnight and often for no apparent good reason. It’s a good idea to research your own state’s legislation to see if you can purchase and use HHC-O  locally. 

Regarding drug tests, keep in mind that HHC-O may affect the results of a test. Since we don’t know if this enzyme processes HHC-O, it’s better to err on the side of caution.   


You can experience HHC-O in several ways including edibles and smokables, such as dabs, vape pens, and vape carts.



Vapes and dabs are popular product types and are increasingly common for a few reasons. Fewer carcinogens vaporize cannabis, making it safer and healthier than smoking cannabis flowers. There is less of a smell, making it more inconspicuous. With the much lower temperatures involved, it is convenient. Vape pens are small, odorless, and easy to operate. 

With vaping it’s easy to control dosage. The best way to begin experimenting with a new cannabinoid in vape form is to start with one puff off the vape pen. Wait a moment, and enjoy the flavor. If you are feeling like you want to increase the sensations, take another puff or two. Go slowly.



As we always say when introducing a new cannabinoid or product, start with a small dose. This ensures that you don’t accidentally take too much and end up experiencing uncomfortable side effects.



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