We know cannabinoids can be confusing! So many acronyms with so many different effects can make finding the one that’s right or you a little tricky. Delta-8, Delta-9, Delta-10, THCa, THC-P – the list goes on and on. With so many products encompassing such similar names, it can feel impossible to really understand that what makes each one unique. Understanding the different cannabinoids and their effects is an essential part to exploring cannabis and all the benefits it has to offer. But before you start slamming gummies and taking big rips off your disposable vapes we want to make sure you’ve chosen the right cannabinoid and that you know what to expect. Read on to get familiar with two trending cannabinoids, HHC and THC-P and find out if one of them might be right for you.
What are HHC & THC-P?
HHC and THC-P are two naturally occurring cannabinoids. They’re both found in cannabis plants, though the HHC and THC-P available today are created from CBD extracted from hemp through a variety of chemical processes including hydrogenation – adding a hydrogen molecule to THC – and other proprietary processes involving chemical solvents.
HHC has been around for much longer, first discovered back in the 1940s, though it only recently became a viable alternative to THC with the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill. THC-P, on the other hand, is much newer, with its viability being discovered in 2019. Both produce effects similar to THC and have powerful psychoactive effect, making them particularly popular in states where cannabis is still illegal.
Comparing the effects of HHC & THC-P
When it comes to the effects of HHC and THC-P, both are similar but do have some significant differences. HHC is known to be quite similar to Delta-9 THC, meaning its effects produce a balanced high that affects both the body and mind. HHC can induce feelings of relaxation and euphoria while also stimulating the appetite and improving sleep patterns.
THC-P, on the other hand, is though to be about 30% more potent than THC. Though more research on the minor cannabinoid is needed before we understand it as well as we do other cannabinoids, it’s believed to be significantly stronger than Delta-9 and leaves users with a powerful and borderline-psychedelic buzz. These increased effects might prove to be too much for the casual cannabis user but can be incredibly effective for the terminally or chronically ill as it can provide relief to some of the intense symptoms such as nausea and anxiety.
While THC-P can be overwhelming, the milder effects of HHC vs. THC-P’s intense effects makes HHC a better option for apprehensive first-timers or those with less experience.
Which is the Superior Cannabinoid?
Determining which cannabinoid is superior really depends on the effects and experience you’re looking for. In terms of strength and potency, we can easily say that between HHC and THC-P, THC-P is by far the stronger and more potent cannabinoid with researchers determining its psychoactive effects to be up to 30% stronger than traditional THC.
The increased potency is due to its molecular structure, which differs slightly from the chemical structure of Delta-9 THC, allowing the THC-P to bind easier with our endocannabinoid receptors and produce that stronger effect.
In terms of superiority of one cannabinoid over the other, that’s more a matter of preference. If you’re looking for a highly psychoactive experience, THC-P would probably be the superior choice, but if you’re looking for a milder, more-manageable, and well-rounded experience similar to what you’d experience from traditional marijuana, then HHC would be the superior cannabinoid.
Where to Start with HHC & THC-P
Trying new cannabinoids can be a little nerve-wracking. You can ready countless articles but until you try them yourself, you’ll never really know how HHC and THC-P can affect you. If you[‘re looking to try THC-P for the first time, Eighty Six has a huge selection of quality THC-P products.
The Drip Series features vape cartridges, disposable vapes, and gummies infused with only the best THC-P on the market. If you’re trying this particular cannabinoid for the first time, disposable vapes are a great place to start.
Disposable vapes, in general, are an all-in-one solution to dosing yourself a psychoactive buzz. The pens are rechargeable and contain a whopping two grams of deliciously flavored THC-P.
If you prefer a more mild and balanced experience, Eighty Six has you covered with the HHC-infused Haze Series. And since HHC is significantly more mild than THC-P and more akin to Delta-9, the Haze Series features only vape cartridges and disposable vapes, perfect for discreetly maintaining gentle effects all day.
When it comes to strength, THC-P is pretty much undefeated and widely revered as the strongest cannabinoid. If you prefer balance over knockout power, then some of the milder cannabinoids, such as HHC and its Delta-9-like effects are a better choice.