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Demystifying The HXC Phenomenon: Exploring The Origins And Impact

Demystifying The HXC Phenomenon: Exploring The Origins And Impact


There are more than eighty types of cannabinoids that have been discovered by scientists until now. Each of these cannabinoids shares similarities as well as differences with each other. Some a mild, some can knock you off your horse. So, you gotta be careful.

However, do not worry because your in-house pot guide is here. And today, I bring you something called HXC. Think of the substance as a distance cousin of THC. So before long, let us introduce ourselves to this new friend of ours.

What Is HXC?

What Is HXC

HXC or hexahydrocannabinol is a naturally producing cannabinoid found in cannabis and hemp plants mostly. However, compared to other cannabinoids, HXC is produced in a much lesser quantity. As a result, extracting it from plants is essentially not cost-effective or practical, at the same time.

HXC cannabinoid can be termed a minor cannabinoid because it is produced in such a small quantity naturally. Unlike THC or other prominent cannabinoids, HXC is produced in such a small quantity that commercialization of the substance proves a challenge. As a result, HXC is usually synthesized in the laboratory.

The first leg of the process is to transform the extracted cannabinoid into Delta-8 THC through a process called isomerization. Second, this new Delta-8 THC goes through a process named hydrogenation. This is where hydrogen is added to the chemical to transform it into HXC. However, when you do an HXC vs Delta-8 comparison, you will find the former is less potent than the latter.

HXC was first discovered back in the 1940s. Not sure whether the discovery was intentional. Scientists found out that by shooting Hydrogen atoms at THC, the molecular structure of the substance morphs eventually. This is where the THC was transformed into HXC.

HXC is essentially a hemp-derived product, which is why it is comparatively more available. This has made the product quite popular amongst the marijuana-loving community.



So “what is HXC, THC?” HXC and THC are both cannabinoids. They are both psychoactive substances found in cannabis and hemp plants. Both of these can make you feel euphoric and relaxed. Still, they share a myriad of differences that set them apart. In this section, we will comparatively study both HXC and THC, more specifically, Delta-9 THC. This will help us understand the HXC v/s THC debate up close.

  • The first and foremost difference these chemicals share is their molecular structure. HXC has more hydrogen, while THC has a double-bonded cyclohexyl ring. This sets them apart chemically and makes them have different effects.
  • From a legal perspective, the 2018 Farm Bill has made HXC and HXC products legalized. Meanwhile, Delta-9 THC is still very much illegal. Therefore, it is harder to procure THC-based products compared to HXC products.
  • HXC is not as potent as THC. According to industry experts, the high of both these substances are somewhat similar. However, when you are talking about THC, the high is much more potent and can make you feel sluggish depending on the strain. Therefore, THC is suitable for seasoned users who can handle more intense experiences.
  • In terms of potential benefits, both THC and HXC share similarities. Both a known to have worked in alleviating pain, reducing inflammation, improving sleep, increasing appetite, and regulating mood.

So, these are some of the differences and similarities that you can expect from both these products. Therefore, it must help you to make a more informed decision about HXC THC cannabinoids.   

Effects Of HXC  

Now if you ask, ‘Will it get me high?’ The answer is “Yes”. HXC is a psychoactive substance that would definitely make you feel relaxed, euphoric, and lethargic. So in that sense, things are similar across the board. However, there are some variations in the effects of HXC that you need to know before going ahead with its usage.

Unlike THC, the aforementioned effects are much more watered down. As a result, you can expect not to have the physical discomfort characterized by THC usage.

Users claim that using HXC has helped them calm down and focus more on their creative side. As a result, users have said that it is perfect for doing creative work. Therefore, HXC weed and products are quite popular amongst the creative crowd.

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Q. Is HXC legal in the US?

Ans: The short and simple answer is supposed to be ‘yes.’ However, like every other hemp-based product, HXC is certainly subjected to a legal discussion.

HXC is a naturally occurring psychoactive chemical that is produced in cannabis plants. Like, THC, HXC can also be categorized as a cannabinoid. However, there are differences that the two chemicals share, as discussed earlier. Check out the HXC vs THC section for a detailed understanding.

Due to its difference from THX, HXC is compliant with the 2018 Farm Bill and is legal in the United States. However, HXC can be synthesized from THC. Therefore, it is prohibited by the Federal Analog Act of the country.

So, the HXC is essentially not an absolute legal substance and falls under legally gray areas.

Q. Is HXC a safe substance to use?

Ans: Currently, scientists are studying different aspects of the HXC. As a result, the long-term effects of the substance are hard to ascertain. However, users and experts claim HXC essentially produces milder effects than THC.

Still, one should not forget the psychoactive nature of the substance and should always consider capacity and dosage before plunging headlong.

Q. Does HXC show up on a drug test?

Ans: More research is needed to ascertain this answer completely. Now logically, HXC is similar to Delta-9 THC; it is just an isomer of Delta-9 THC.

So, after the consumption of Delta-9, it usually breaks down into 11-hydroxy-THC. In fact, this holds true for other cannabinoids as well. Therefore, using that logic, HXC should also break down into the former. Now it is this 11-hydroxy-THC chemical is what any cannabis-focused drug test is looking for.

So logically, after consuming HXC, you can fail a drug test.  

Wrap Up! 

In summation, this is all the information you need for HXC or hexahydrocannabinol. A popular choice of substance for the creative crowd. Due to its mild and euphoric high, there is a rising popularity amongst people who wants to stay functional, even while being under the influence. So if you are somebody looking to switch up your weed game, I would definitely suggest you try it out. For more such content, follow our blogs. Happy high fellow pot-connoseur!

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