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CBD Dosage Guidelines

Introduction

When it comes to CBD dosing, every patient is different and finding a dosage that works right for you is a personalized process of trial and error. Because there are a variety of factors in play; from your medical condition, personal biology, cannabis sensitivity and overall body chemistry, what works for one individual may not work for another. 

We recommend all first time users start with a small dose and slowly increase it over time until you find your personal sweet spot. The process of starting small and increasing your dose in regular intervals is called titration, and it is an important practice to follow in order to find the dosage that will work for you. It's important that you give your body time to adjust to the effects before deciding to increase your dose. If desired effects aren't achieved after 2–4 days, you may increase your dose according to the dosage tables below. A slow increase in dosage over time will reduce the risk of adverse reactions and allow your body to receive the full potential of CBD and its effects.

Doses are divided into three categories: micro, standard and macro. You can reference the tables below to help decide where you should start.

Dosage Categories

Micro Dosing

Micro doses are the lowest level of dosing, with CBD dosages ranging from 0.5 mg to 20mg per day. 

Body Weight (lbs) .01 mg/lb/day .03 mg/lb/day .05 mg/lb/day .075 mg/lb/day 0.1 mg/lb/day 
100 1 3 5 7 10
120 1.2 3.6 6 8.4 12
140 1.4 4.2 7 9.8 14
160 1.6 4.8 8 11.2 16
180 1.8 5.4 9 12.6 18
200 2 6 10 14 20
220 2.4 6.6 11 15.4 22

Standard dosing

Standard dosing is the most common dosing category and daily CBD dosages falls within 10mg – 100mg. 

Body Weight (lbs)  .15 mg/lb/day 0.2 mg/lb/day 0.3 mg/lb/day 0.4 mg/lb/day 0.5 mg/lb/day 
100 15 20 30 40 50
120 18 24 36 48 60
140 21 28 42 56 70
160 24 32 48 64 80
180 27 36 54 72 90
200 30 40 60 80 100
220 33 44 66 88 110

Macro dosing

Macro doses are the largest of the three categories. CBD levels range from 50mg – 800mg per day. 

Body Weight (lbs)  .75 mg/lb/day 1.0 mg/lb/day 1.25 mg/lb/day 1.5 mg/lb/day 2.0 mg/lb/day 
100 75 100 125 150 200
120 90 120 150 180 240
140 105 140 175 210 280
160 120 160 200 240 320
180 135 180 225 270 360
200 150 200 250 300 400
220 165 220 275 330 440

General tips

  • When it comes to CBD, one size does not fit all. Each individual reacts differently and it’s important to find what works best for you.
  • Method of ingestion matters. CBD is available in oils, capsules, edibles, flower and other products.
  • There are more than one thousand strains available, so it’s important to review lab results for cannabinoid and terpene levels. Look for products that outline the potency of CBD in mg/ml
  • Don’t overdo it. When it comes to CBD therapy, less is more. Sometimes decreasing your dose can be just as effective as increasing. It’s all about personal reaction and preference.
  • Stay aware of the possible side effects and drug interactions.