What is HHC-O and How It Differs from HHC

October 12, 2023

HHC has emerged as one of the best legal alternatives to cannabis products. HHC comes in various products, from vapes to edibles. Now, there is a new product on the market in HHC-O. 

HHC-O in Sweden is gaining popularity, but what’s the difference between HHC and HHC-O? Let’s dive a little deeper into these hexahydrocannabinol products!


HHC is a cannabinoid substance found in cannabis. HHC is made by mixing hydrogen with THC until it forms HHC. HHC gives similar effects to cannabis, but it’ll feel slightly different to THC and other cannabis products, as it is non-psychotropic. In terms of potency, it’s very close to Delta 9 THC as they’re also structurally similar to THC. 

Despite the similarity, HHC brings different effects to users’ bodies and minds. The substance affects the body’s ECS or endocannabinoid system. The system regulates numerous physiological processes influencing appetite, pain perception, and mood. 

HHC is still in development, so it’s not as popular as other similar substances. However, it’s proven that HHC carries therapeutic benefits, anti-inflammatory, and pain relief properties. 


HHC-O is a new version of HHC. To put it simply, HHC-O is the acetate version of HHC. After processing THC with hydrogen that will form HHC, acetic anhydride is added to create HHC-O. The process is similar to THC-O, where the producing steps increase cannabinoid potency in the substance by around 1.5 times. 

The ‘O’ in HHC-O indicates that the product is a new version like other substances that release their ‘O’ version. By adding acetate to the production, the molecule in HHC changes as it enhances its properties. 

HHC-O Effects & Benefits

HHC-O is still relatively new in the market, and there hasn’t been much research on the product. However, it’s been proven to be psychoactive. As mentioned above, HHC and HHC-O are similar to Delta 9 THC. The difference is that HHC’s potency settles between Delta 8 and Delta 9, while HHC-O is around 1.5x stronger than HHC. 

It’s safe to say that HHC-O is stronger than Delta 9 THC. Users will find their muscles relaxing and their minds at ease after using HHC-O. Depending on the user, HHC-O might make them more talkative and give them a feeling of bliss. HHC-O can sedate users’ bodies and enhance their senses. 

The relaxing properties of HHC-O can reduce pain and stress for users when enjoyed in low dosage. This includes anxiety and body aches. Higher dosage can bring users into a deep sleep, and they feel refreshed when waking up. 

HHC-O Products

Although HHC-O isn’t as popular as other cannabis products, multiple brands offer HHC-O products online. Brands that produce HHC-O products provide many variations to enjoy them. Vapes are the most common products of HHC-O, but users will find other variations, such as edibles, oils, and syrup. Depending on the brand, users will find various flavors and offerings. These products are available online, so users can browse to find the product they want.

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