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CBD Dosage Guidelines

CBD Forms

CBD-rich hemp oil comes in various concentrations and forms, including liquid hemp oil, hemp oil as a thick paste, oil in capsules, sublingual tincture drops or sprays, salves for topical use, edibles as in candy or gum and CBD vapor from vaporizers similar to e-cigarettes. The effectiveness of each form will vary due to bioavailablity as well as the individual recipient themselves.

CBD Properties & Drug Interactions

Cannabis compounds have biphasic properties, which means that low and high doses of the same substance can produce opposite effects. Small doses of cannabis tend to stimulate; large doses sedate. CBD has no known adverse effects at any dose, but Drug Interactions can be problematic. An excessive amount of CBD could be less effective therapeutically than a moderate dose. “Less is more” is often the case with respect to cannabis therapy.


Individual responses to CBD can vary greatly which makes it difficult to determine a starting dose. If you are not sensitive to medications, you can start with as little as 5 mg twice a day increasing the dosage every 2-3 days by 5 mg until symptom relief is achieved. Decrease the dosage with any worsening of symptoms, or the presence of side effects. Side effects are rare but can include drowsiness, dizziness, & nausea. If you are sensitive to medications, you should start with as little as a few drops (or equivalent amounts depending on the form of the CBD) twice a day and graduate slowly.

This information provides guidelines only and is meant as a starting point of reference. In general, it is best to start small and gradually increase until you experience the desired result. Always consult your physician prior to taking CBD if your are on medication, or supplements.