HHC legality Ireland – May 2024

In the Republic of Ireland as of May 9th 2024 Hexahydrocannabinol is not currently a controlled drug under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations.

The ANSM announced the ban (production, sale and use) of HHC and two of its derivatives, HHC-acetate (HHCO) and hexahydrocannabiphorol(HHCP), on French territory from June 13, 2023.[21][22]

In the United Kingdom, HHC would likely be considered illegal under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016.

Several European countries (DenmarkBelgium) also recently[when?] banned the sale of HHC.[22][verification needed]

In Austria, HHC has been banned since 23 March 2023 due to the amendment of the New Psychoactive Substances Ordinance (known in German as Neue-Psychoaktive-Substanzen-Verordnung or NPSV).[23]

HHC has been banned in Sweden since July 11, 2023, and in Italy since July 28, 2023.[24]

HHC has been banned in Lithuania since November 23, 2022.

HHC has been banned in Slovenia since November 15, 2023.[25]

On March 1, 2024, Deputy of the Moscow City Duma Darya Besedinasent a request to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation about the legal status of HHC, HHC-P and THC-P in Russia. According to the answer Besedina published, HHC and HHC-P are not prohibited in Russia, but THC-P is prohibited.[26]

HHC has been banned in Czechia since March 6, 2024.[27]

The German expert committee for narcotics suggested that HHC be added to the annex of Novel Psychoactive Substances Act (NpSG) [de] in a meeting on December 4, 2023.[28] This recommendation has to date not been enacted by the German government, although this is likely to occur in the first half of 2024.