What Is HHC?
Hexahydrocannabinol, or “HHC,” is a cannabinoid, which are naturally occurring compounds in cannabis plants. Scientists have found more than 100 cannabinoids.
The most commonly known cannabinoids are Delta-9 THC and cannabidiol (CBD). THC is the ingredient in marijuana that makes you feel high. Cannabidiol is the ingredient in many CBD products that claim to help with everything from pain and soreness to anxiety, depression, and sleep problems. The FDA has not approved any THC drug for use in a medical setting.
There is one CBD product, Epidiolex, that the FDA approved for use with medical supervision to treat seizures in limited cases. There are also three FDA-approved synthetic cannabis-related products to treat nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite. Beyond that, there is not enough evidence to know if these products are safe to use over the long term or whether they do what they say they do.
What Are the Dangers of Cannabinoids Like HHC?
Research is still emerging about the possible dangers of HHC. But scientists already are aware of possible issues that could take place when you use cannabinoid substances in a setting that is not medically supervised. Intoxicating cannabinoids like cannabis could lead to problems like:
- Lowering your baby’s birth weight if you use them during pregnancy
- Raising your risk of a car accident
- Habitual use can make it hard to stop (cannabis use disorder) especially in teens
- Negative effects on relationships and productivity at home, work, or school
- Higher risk of injury in older adults
- Dizziness on standing up, raising risk of passing out and falling
- Raising mental illness risk in some people
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