HHC (delta-THC) is a psychoactive cannabinoid rarely detected in drug tests. It is metabolized into two diastereomers with a short biological half-life. That’s why it’s difficult to detect in a test.
HHC is a psychoactive cannabinoid
Although HHC is not yet classified as a controlled substance by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), it has been put on the list of Drugs and Chemicals of Concern. It means it is being tested. Some countries have already begun testing it, including Canada and Israel. Several companies are also conducting tests for HHC.
HHC is not a psychoactive cannabinoid but has some psychoactive effects. It has a lingering effect on the body and increases the likelihood of a positive drug test. It can also interfere with the effectiveness of medications, so it is best to avoid using it if you are on medication.
HHC differs from THC and can affect a person differently, depending on their body chemistry. However, it is widely believed to have positive effects on the body and can support longer periods of sleep. Its effects are not as strong as THC but can still be beneficial. Although there is no conclusive clinical research on its benefits, consumers should try it in small doses to avoid potential side effects.
It is metabolized into two diastereomers.
HHC is a derivative of cannabis that is metabolized into two diastereonides: 9a and 9b. These diastereomers have the same shape but differ slightly in a three-dimensional structure. The active metabolite is called (R)-HHC, while the inactive metabolite is called (S). Both diastereomers are formed simultaneously, but the ratio of the two diastereomers varies with preparation. Most preparations produce a 50:50 mixture of both.
Although these compounds have similar chemical structures, they are significantly different in their biological effects. THC has two hydrocarbons, while HHC contains only one. While HHC is less potent than THC, it has a longer shelf life than THC. Moreover, it does not metabolize into 11-hydroxy-THC, the primary metabolite of THC.
It doesn’t show up on a drug test.
HHC doesn’t appear on standardized drug tests because it’s chemically different from THC. The two chemicals share the same CB receptors but are different enough that HHC doesn’t break down into the same compounds as THC. The major metabolite of THC, 11-hydroxy-THC, is detected in many drug panel tests.
While drug tests do not commonly detect HHC, it does pass them. The main reason is that HHC doesn’t produce the same metabolites as THC, particularly 11-hydroxy-THC. Although HHC isn’t a primary marker of THC in drug tests, it can be detected in urine and hair samples. However, hair tests for this compound are less reliable than those for THC.
However, while there are no known cases of HHC causing drug tests, it is important to keep in mind that there is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding HHC and how it affects a drug test. Therefore, it is important to plan and stay accountable.
It has a short biological half-life.
Since HHC is not a metabolite of THC, it will not produce a positive drug test result, although there are some cases where this may happen. To minimize these risks, you should look for a product that contains 0% added THC. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to find these products.
One of the factors that will determine how long HHC stays in the body is your metabolism. As people get older, their metabolism slows down, making it harder for their bodies to process substances. A person in their mid-twenties will process HHC about twice as fast as a person in their 60s. Although the differences between people are small, individual differences are significant enough to affect the biological half-life of HHC.
It’s not regulated like cannabis.
HHC is not regulated like cannabis in most states but is closely related to THC. Both substances metabolize into many of the same compounds. An HHC drug test is unlikely to catch you in a high-level euphoria or paranoia. A hair test can detect HHC, though it’s not as reliable as a urine test. Some myths about HHC include that it’s immune to drug testing.
Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to avoid getting an HHC drug test. First, you can look for the metabolite THC. It is a compound called delta-9-THC, which is metabolized by the liver.