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Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) products were previously sold freely. However, this molecule derived from cannabis, has been banned in France today announces the Ansm. It is now on the list of narcotics.

Sold on the Internet and in CBD shops, the HHCwhich brings together all the products based on hexahydrocannabinol, comes in the form of oil, resin, smoking grass, spray, “gummies” (confectionery), e-liquid or even jelly. Anti stress and renowned for its virtues soothing, HHC has the same therapeutic benefits as cannabis. It also stimulates the appetite and boosts the metabolism.

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In a statement shared on June 12, 2023, ANSM announcement the ban of this synthetic cannabis.

We have decided to list hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) and two of its derivatives, HHC-acetate (HHCO) and hexahydroxycannabiphorol (HHCP) on the product list narcotics. Thus, their production, sale and use in particular are banned in France from June 13, 2023 “, declares the National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and its Derived Products.

The risk of abuse and dependence is equivalent to that of cannabis

This decision follows studies carried out at the request of the Ansm by the centers for evaluation and information on pharmacodependency-addictovigilance (CEIP-A). This work has reported that HHC exhibits a risk of abuse and dependence equivalent to that of cannabis. ” In addition, the chemical structure of these products is close to that of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9 THC), classified as a narcotic. “, adds the Agency.

Monitoring carried out by the national addictovigilance network (CEIP-A) indicates that the consumption of HHC is currently increasing in France, sometimes without the knowledge of users who think they are consuming another product, such as CBD. “.

HHC: what are the risks for the patient?

The consumption of HGH or its derivatives can be conducive to tremors, vomiting, episodes of anxiety, mental confusion, malaise, tachycardia, chest pain, pressure surges. The intensity of symptoms may vary depending on the HHC content, which is not always specified or exact.

If you are already in a addiction after taking HHC, consult a doctor or a structure specializing in the management of addictions. All addresses and information are available at: www.drogues-info-service.fr.

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