Will HHC Fail a Drug Test?

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Are you a space explorer staring down a scheduled drug test on the calendar? While testing is not an ideal errand (can’t we just get fast food instead?), it’s nothing to worry about if you have your legal cannabis facts straight. While some people say that HHC and other cannabinoids harvested from hemp won’t make you fail a drug test and, sadly, that’s not the case 🥲. HHC, if you have enough in your system, will likely cause you to fail a drug test, no matter if it is a saliva test or a urine test. 

Although HHC is legal in many states, it still gets flagged by most drug tests as being delta 9 THC, even if it’s synthesized from hemp cannabinoids. When a drug test registers delta 9 THC molecules, it’s unable to specify if the molecules it detects come from legal hemp or marijuana. This inability to decipher HHC’s origin is true for both urine tests and saliva testing. Hopefully, drug tests will continue to advance so you can enjoy your hemp products with abandon in the future, but until then, let’s get more familiar with the cosmic cannabinoid known as HHC.

Oh heyyyy there, HHC! 

Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) is one heck of a cannabinoid. This bad boi comes from delta 9 THC harvested from the hemp plant. Through a chemical process, called hydrogenation, hydrogen is added to the THC molecule to alter its physical properties. The result is a full-on mind-melter!

HHC can be slurped up with HHC syrup, gobbled up with HHC gummies, or puffed with an HHC-infused vape pen. If you enjoy the super-chill effects of delta 9 THC, you’re gonna love HHC. Since HHC is so chemically similar to its parent, delta 9 THC, you can expect a very similar space ride when you enjoy HHC products. 

To help you wrap your head around HHC, we’re answering some of our most commonly asked questions about this buzz-worthy cannabinoid.

How Does HHC Compare to CBD?

HHC and CBD are like two different planets. Although both CBD and HHC originate from the heroic hemp plant, they have two very different uses. You may have heard of CBD for its health and wellness benefits, as well as its calming effect. CBD products are sometimes used to help you fall asleep faster, deal with little aches and pains, and help you relax. But unlike HHC, CBD is NOT psychoactive. HHC, on the other hand, is one of the rascally recreational cannabinoids that massages your brain with its buzzy and mind-melting effects. 

CBD can be enjoyed with tincture products, gummies, and more. If you’re looking to dabble with a little CBD, our legal cannabis wizards have crafted a funky full spectrum CBD and recreational cannabinoid creation for you to try: our mouthwatering Peach Pear Delta 9 Gummies, blending delta 9 THC with CBD for a third-eye-opening space voyage!

Is HHC a Minor Cannabinoid?

While CBD and THC are super-prevalent in cannabis (which is why they’re called “major cannabinoids”), there are over a hundred other cannabinoids found in the plant, as well. We refer to these as “minor cannabinoids,” because they only occur in the tiniest amounts. HHC, being a semi-synthetic cannabinoid, kind of gets lumped in with the latter group.

Does HHC Contain Cannabinoids?

HHC doesn’t contain cannabinoids (compounds from cannabis), because it IS a cannabinoid. HHC is a singular compound/cannabinoid, but there are plenty of different products that combine HHC with other heavy-hitting cannabinoids, like delta 9, delta 8, delta 10, and THC-P. So, if you’re a more-is-more type of person, you’ll be happy to know that we have plenty of products with a combination of cannabinoids waiting for you!

Is Delta 8 Stronger Than HHC?

Alright, if delta 8 was in an arm-wrestling contest with HHC, who would win? This one is a tough one to answer but generally, HHC is seen as being more potent than delta 8. Delta 8 is pretty darn dank though, so don’t let that turn you off. Your experience with delta 8 and HHC will vary with the products you consume and your individual body chemistry. So, give them a whirl, and let us know which one sent you deeper into space!

More Details on HHC and Drug Testing

Is there anything that strikes more fear into a space explorer’s heart than the phrase, “drug test”? No one enjoys drug testing, even if you enjoy peeing in a cup for sport. In general, if you know you’ll be undergoing drug testing in the future, it’s best to skip the delta 8, delta 9, HHC, and delta 10 products for a while to make sure you don’t fail the test. Once you’re in the clear, we’ll be here ready to stock up your stash!

Types of Drug Tests

New to drug testing? Urine luck, we’re super informed when it comes to drug tests (sorry for the pun, we had to). As our seasoned space cadets know, knowledge is power, so let’s walk through the most common types of drug tests, so you’ll know what to expect before you head into the doctor’s office.


Humanity was not meant to pee in a cup, but here we are. Urine tests are one of the most common ways to conduct drug screenings, especially in the workplace. Urine drug tests have a super-fast turnaround time when it comes to results, so you should know if you passed or failed in just a few days. THC is detectable by a urine test for up to three days after use or up to six weeks with heavy use.


Those beautiful luscious locks of yours provide insane data when it comes to THC or HHC use. One of the most exacting forms of drug testing, hair tests can detect up to one trillionth of a gram of THC metabolites present in your hair. The good news is that testing with hair samples is fairly uncommon by employers. If you have this type of drug test scheduled, know that THC and HHC are detectable by hair samples up to 90 days after use.


*Cue the heavy metal music* Let’s talk about blood! Blood cycles out HHC and THC very quickly, so blood tests are usually not favored by employers. Drug testing via blood tests are more commonly used by law enforcement as it can be used to pin down a “time of impairment” (think DUIs and such). HHC and THC are detectable via blood tests up to seven days after use.


One of the least common forms of drug testing is through oral fluid, i.e. your saliva. Generally, the drug test administrator will swab your mouth and all its spit-filled glory and then test your sample using pre-made test strips for immediate results. HHC and THC are detectable by saliva tests up to 24 hours after use.

How Long Does It Take for HHC Gummies to Get Out of Your System?

Generally, the less you use HHC or any other cannabinoid product, the easier it’ll be for your body to flush it out. Bottom line, if you know you’re going to have to take a drug test in the future, it’s best to skip all cannabinoids for a while just to make sure you don’t get flagged. Testing can be a drag, but it’s best to play it safe so you can pass the test! Below is a helpful chart to read on HHC usage and drug test detection.

Type of Drug TestHow Long HHC is Detectable?
UrineUp to 3 days (6 weeks with heavy usage)
HairUp to 90 days
BloodUp to 7 days
SalivaUp to 24 hours

Stanky & Danky: Vaping HHC

Alright, so you passed your test with flying colors and it’s time to celebrate (responsibly!). You’ll be glad to hear that we have quite a selection of products with HHC for you to sample. HHC is one of our favorite cannabinoids and it’s even better when it’s blended with other cannabinoids, so you can fly even higher with the Entourage Effect. The Entourage Effect is basically the best example of teamwork ever. When multiple cannabinoids are present in a product (delta 10, delta 9, delta 8, HHC, etc.) they intensify each other’s potency, creating one wild space ride!

Hella HHC Vapes and HHC Carts

Is vaping one of your favorite things ever? SAME! We love puffing our way to Cloud Nine with some tasty vapes, and we have plenty of options for you, loaded with that hellion, HHC.

Looking for dank disposables? Slide into the fast lane with our Sour Diesel Live Resin HHC Vape Pen. Packed with 800 puffs and two grams of glorious HHC, this pen is a superb addition to your stash. Want to experience multiple cannabinoids in one pull? Puff on our Pineapple Express Live Rosin Liquid Diamonds Vape Pen, packed with delta 8, delta 9, delta 10, HHC, and THC-P for an unforgettable ride into the cannabinoid cosmos. 

Our veteran space explorers out there probably already have their own kit. If that’s the case, you can enjoy HHC with our chill HHC carts. Pop on our Watermelon Zkit HHC Cartridge or our Grape Ape Live Resin HHC Cartridge for one full gram of heavenly HHC.

Can You Smell HHC?

Trying to vape your HHC on the DL? While HHC vapes might have a less pronounced smell compared to smoking marijuana, HHC vapes may still be noticeable scent-wise by passersby. Some HHC vapes have stronger scents than others, so try out a few to see which HHC vape works best for your needs. And for you midnight tokers, we also offer kief-coated Acapulco Gold HHC Prerolls! These smokes will definitely kick up more of a cloud than your average vape.

HHC Gummies That Taste Like Heaven

Do you get goo-goo-eyed over a new bottle of gummies? We totally get it. There’s nothing like enjoying some gummies, and we’ve got plenty of potent options that’ll get your mouth watering.

Our Strawberry Burst HHC Gummies will kick down your door with flavor and send you to outer space with 25mg of HHC per serving. Looking to try a combination of cannabinoids with each bite? Prepare to travel to the moon with our vegan and gluten-free Blue Raspberry Delta-10 Gummies. These high-velocity gummies are packed with delta 9, delta 10, and HHC, elevating your gummy game to epic levels. Love the idea of stacking cannabinoids in your gummies? Give your brain a tropical vacation with our delta 8, HHC, CBD, and THC-P filled Tropic Mango Delta 8 Gummies

How Long Does It Take for HHC to Kick In?

When it comes to HHC gummies, you can expect to feel the effects between 30 minutes and two hours, depending on how quickly you metabolize them. The good news is, once they kick in, you can potentially feel your gummies for six to eight hours! If you’re new to gummies, start with less than the suggested dose and be patient when it comes to feeling their buzzy effects. You don’t want to go into the deep end too quickly! When it comes to HHC vapes and HHC carts, you’ll feel that HHC goodness within a few minutes.

Even More Tempting THC & Shroom Selections

We’ve talked your ear off about hefty HHC, but we have even more cannabinoids and even magic mushroom products for you to try. If you’re done with your drug testing and you’re ready to stock up your stash, check out our entire THC product collection. Each item promises a new adventure and unique flavor that’ll rock your world in the best way possible!

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