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Understanding the Dosage of Hemp Derivatives

Jul 25, 2023Jordan Reddin

If you’re considering hemp derivatives for any reason, it’s imperative to know how much to take. Hemp derivatives are available in different forms, including oils, topicals, edibles, and smokables; each form may require a different dosage. In this post, we’ll discuss some guidelines to help you determine the appropriate dosage for your personal needs.

Factors that Affect Dosage

We need to understand that several factors can influence how much hemp derivatives you should take before we move on to specific dosages. These factors include:

  • Your body weight
  • Your metabolism
  • Your intended results or experiences
  • The concentration of the hemp derivative product you’re using

    512 Hemp Dosage Guidelines

    Dosage guidelines do not have a single “correct” dose for everyone. Instead, it’s recommended to start with a small dose and gradually increase it until you achieve the desired effects. Here are some guidelines to help you determine your starting dose:

    Hemp Oil

    If you’re using hemp oil, the recommended starting dose is typically between 10-20 mg. This might be equivalent to a single dropper of oil, taken once or twice a day. After a week, you can increase the dose gradually until you experience the desired effects. Remember to record your dosage and the effects to help you keep track of what works best for you.


    If you’re using topicals like hemp salve or hemp-infused cream, you can apply as much or as little as you’d like. These products aren’t absorbed into the bloodstream, so there’s little risk of taking too much. However, we recommend starting with a small amount and increasing gradually to find an appropriate dosage that works for you.


    Edibles, such as gummies or brownies, can be a convenient and enjoyable way to consume hemp derivatives. However, it's wise to be cautious when dosing edibles, as the effects can take one to two hours to set in and can be more intense and longer-lasting than other forms of hemp derivatives. When dosing edibles, we recommend following these steps:

    1. Start with a low dose of around 5-10mg of hemp derivatives, especially if you're new to edibles.
    2. Wait two hours before taking more to allow the effects to set in.
    3. Increase your dosage gradually, by 5-10mg, as needed until you achieve the desired effects.
    4. We recommend waiting at least 24 hours before increasing your dosage to avoid any negative effects.
      Remember, when consuming edibles, it's essential to follow the dosage guidelines on the package label, as the amount of hemp derivatives in each serving can vary widely between products.


      When consuming hemp derivatives using smokables, such as hemp flower or pre-rolls, it’s critical to be mindful of the dosage and method of consumption to avoid overconsumption and waste. Here are some tips.

      • Hemp flower and pre-rolls with higher concentrations of hemp derivatives may result in stronger effects.
      • Start with a small amount and gradually increase your dosage as needed.
      • Monitor your dosage and the effects to help you determine the right dosage for you.
      • Experiment with different consumption methods, such as pipe, bong, or vape pen to find your preferred dosage.
        Please note that smoking or inhaling hemp derivatives might irritate your lungs, so we recommend moderation and if possible consult with a medical professional to ensure your health.


        Finding the right dosage of hemp derivatives varies from one from individual to individual. Start with a small dose, record your effects, and slowly increase it based on what your body responds to. Also, we strongly recommend consulting with a medical professional to get guidance on the correct dosage that fits your personal needs. We believe this information will help you understand dosage guidelines for hemp derivatives. Contact us with any more questions or concerns and we will be more than happy to guide you.


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