Alaska has a generally good relationship with cannabis — marijuana has been legal for recreational use since 2015, while medical marijuana was legalized back in 1998. But, the state’s relationship with hemp-derived THCs is rocky.
Now that hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) hit the market, you might be wondering if it’s legal in Alaska. Does it have the same fate as delta 8 & can you order it online? Let’s take a look.
Is HHC Flower Legal in Alaska?
HHC flower is potentially illegal in Alaska. The state bans THC and all THC isomers.
There are no laws that cater to the legality of HHC cannabinoid in the Last Frontier. But, under Alaska Statutes, tetrahydrocannabinols and all its isomers are considered Schedule III Controlled Substances.
HHC is a THC isomer, alongside delta 8 and delta 10, which are illegal in Alaska. These isomers are derived from hemp but mostly converted from another substance, like CBD.
Hexahydrocannabinol can be made from THC (using hydrogenation), CBD, and some terpenes. Because of this, it falls into the same category as delta 8. As you may know, delta 8 could be considered a semi-synthetic substance and, as such, illegal under federal law.
The Farm Bill of 2018 explicitly excludes ‘THC in hemp’ from the list of controlled substances. Based on this, hemp-derived THC and THC isomers should be legal if extracted from the hemp plant. But, because these isomers are made in a lab, their legal status remains in the gray area.
What is HHC Flower?
It’s a CBD flower coated with generous amounts of pure HHC oil. The hemp plant produces low amounts of hexahydrocannabinol, so you won’t find HHC-rich flower produced by nature.
CBD flower sprayed with HHC offers many potential benefits, like managing chronic pain, reducing inflammation, and promoting restorative sleep.
In terms of effects, it all depends on the strain you choose. The HHC cannabinoid is slightly less intoxicating than delta 9 THC and has similar relaxing effects as delta 8. Because it’s new on the market, make sure you get this product from reputable brands that test their items.
Where to Buy HHC Flower in Alaska
Unfortunately, you might not be able to order it 100% legally in Alaska.
If you decide to proceed with your order (please check local and state laws before buying), buy from a reputable source. Mr. Hemp Flower offers tested whole-plant hemp extracts and CBD-rich flower.
We continually “plant” new CBD flower and novel cannabinoids in our garden and strive to bring you pure, safe, and beneficial products.
On the HHC front, we offer these three cannabinoid-rich strains:
Dutch Delight HHC
Dutch Delight presents a mossy green color and sticky, resinous buds covered in HHC oil. This cannabinoid combination brings a soothing sensation and a sweet flavor with a relaxing lavender scent.
Sour Space Candy HHC
Sour Space Candy is the OG that pairs well with most novel cannabinoids. It presents an intense citrus aroma and effects that relax the body and mind. The cannabinoid combination of CBD, THC, and HHC, balances out the sativa effects of Sour Space and makes it suitable for morning and evening use.
Known as the ideal all-day strain, Hercules HHC stimulates the mind and relaxes the body without making you feel lethargic. Most users describe it as the strain that gets them going in the morning and after lunch — without getting tired.
Is HHC legal in Alaska?
This cannabinoid might be illegal in Alaska because the state bans the sale and distribution of tetrahydrocannabinol and its isomers.
What is HHC flower?
It’s a CBD flower sprayed with pure HHC oil.
Is HHC stronger than Delta 9?
This cannabinoid is believed to be slightly less intoxicating than delta 9.
Does HHC get you high?
Yes, it does. HHC is a form of THC that produces very similar effects to delta 8 and delta 9.
Read our legal disclaimer HERE. While we try to stay as up to date as possible on all state laws, you should do your own due diligence and work with a legal professional to ensure you are operating legally in your state or territory at all times.