Updated: Dec 21, 2021
Effects & Potency
The effect profiles of HHC and THC are very similar. Any form of THC that has more than three carbons in its side chain has psychoactive effects.
The more carbons in the chain, the stronger the psychoactive effects.
Ranking the potency of Tetrahydrocannabinols (Weakest to Strongest):
THCC has one carbon and is non-psychoactive.
THCV has three carbons and is about 25% as potent as THC.
THC (both delta 8, delta 9, and delta 10) have five carbons. The delta 9 isomer is the strongest of the three.
HHC also has five carbons and is placed somewhere in between the potency of delta 8 THC and delta 9 THC.
THC-O-acetate is a prodrug of delta 9 THC. It’s stronger because it has a higher bioavailability than natural THC.
THCP has seven carbons and is the strongest of them all — somewhere between 5 and 33 times as potent as delta 9 THC