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Delta 8 Dosage Chart

To feel the amazing effects of delta 8, you first need to find the proper dose for you. Also, it’s equally important to not exceed the recommended dose, as this can have medical implications.

According to researchers, high-dose exposure to these products may result in medical emergencies. For example, consuming a whole bag of delta 8 gummies may lead you to a hospital’s emergency department [1], and that is obviously not what you want.

To avoid any complications and feeling any of the negative psychoactive effects, you need to check the dose by reading the label of the delta 8 product and compare it to the recommended dose.

It’s important to note that the correct measurements are essential when asking of how long does THC takes to kick in?

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Chris Dorcey
Inheal Editor
Post date
October 10, 2023
Time to read
11 mins 28 secs

Key Takeaways

  • For new users, it’s recommended to start consuming Delta 8 with the minimum dose and gradually increase it, testing your tolerance.
  • The recommended dose based on weight is 0.15-0.30 mg per kilogram.
  • Although there’s no such thing as a D8 overdose, it’s recommended to not exceed the maximum dosage as it could be potentially harmful.
  • Gummies and edibles are the easiest way to consume Delta-8, as the dosage can be carefully controlled.
  • For those smoking and vaping for the first time, it’s advisable to take 1-2 puffs to test their tolerance before taking more hits.
  • Dabs, concentrates and moonrocks should be consumed in small doses, as they’re more potent products with a higher content of THC.

How Much THC Is In Delta 8?

It is important to mention that D8 is just one cannabinoid of hundreds that cannabis produces. Also, it’s known for having less undesirable side effects compared to D9, as well as having lower risks [2].

And, although D8 is found in cannabis naturally, it’s in low concentrations. Thus, it has to be synthesized from CBD or delta 9 THC.

With this in mind, manufacturers have to include how many milligrams or the quantity of D8 that a product has.

But, depending on the product type, the amount of D8 THC or percentage may be different, as well as its concentration, but this will be explained in further detail coming up.

Keep in mind that every product has a specific total amount of delta 8. For example, a gummy package that contains 1000 mg of D8 in total, and 20 gummies, means that each gummy has 50 mg of D8.

If you cut the gummy in half and eat it, you can divide the total amount between 2, and therefore you would be consuming 25 mg of D8.

Therefore, whenever you purchase a product, you need to calculate the amount of delta 8 per serving to avoid consuming more than what’s recommended.

The Delta 8 Dosage Chart

To find the optimal delta 8 dosages, it is best to start with the minimum dose recommended so that you can test the effects, and gradually increase it until you’ve reached a sensation that feels best for you. Thus, you have to start slow and work from there.

There are many factors that influence the proper dose, as the same amount of delta 8 THC for one person may not produce the same effects as for another. The proper dose varies depending on if you have consumed D8 before, your weight and tolerance level for consumption, the type of product, and much more.

In this regard, it is helpful to view a delta 8 dosage chart. Please remember that the reference amounts provided here are for informational purposes only, and you need to consult your healthcare provider for correct dosage or a specific medical condition.

Recommended dose based on weight for oral ingestion, considering a dose of 0.15mg-0.30mg/kg [3][4]:

Recommended dose based on effects of smoking [5]:

Recommended dose based on tolerance [6]:

Recommended dose based on experience with cannabis [7]:

Maximum dosage that could potentially be harmful [8]:

Recommended Dose For The Different Delta 8 Products

Calculating how much delta 8 per serving you can consume will vary depending on the type of product you are purchasing.

When you are using delta 8, you have to read the label and do the math to determine the amount you should be consuming for each serving. Every product has its recommended dose, and here we have the guidelines for each one.

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Gummies and Edibles

Edibles and gummies are highly popular because they represent an easy way to consume this substance. To determine the dosage, it’s important for you to read the label to check how much delta 8 THC it has.

For gummies that have 50 mg of D8, the edibles dosage for inexperienced consumers and those with low tolerance should be a quarter of the gummy.

But, for those that are taking delta 8 regularly, eating one is enough for making you feel high.

THC-P Products

Pens and Carts

When it comes to the dosage of disposable vapes it depends on your tolerance to delta 8, as well as how long your hits are.

For example, a user may take one puff that lasts longer compared to the next person and, in that case, a cart may last 100 puffs, while for the other that takes shorter puffs the cart could last for 200 puffs.

To find the right dose for our carts, consider the previous recommended chart, you have to calculate the mg based on the number of puffs. Our 1 g carts contain 1000 mg of D8 and last an average of around 150 puffs, with each puff containing an average single dose of 6.6 mg of D8.

For new users, 1 puff is more than enough for mild effects and 2-3 for high effects. Those that have some experience with disposable carts may take 3–5 puffs while experienced users can take from 6 to 10 puffs as their go-to THC vape dosage or even more depending on their tolerance for you.

Thus, you’ll have to figure out how many puffs are enough to make you feel high. But make sure to not take them one after the other. Wait until you feel the effects to take another puff.

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Pre-rolls and Blunts

Blunts contain 2 g of hemp with 350 ml of D8 oil. In this case, it’s more difficult to calculate the recommended dose, since it will vary depending on how long your hits are.

On average, for a new smoker, 1 to 3 puffs should be more than enough for the first time as this will represent between 5-10 mg of D8. It’s advisable to wait 30 minutes before taking another puff so that you can feel the effects and decide if you should take another one.

The best part about blunts is that you don’t have to wait hours for the effects, as you can feel the high in less than 30 minutes.

In the case of experienced consumers, the maximum recommended dose is no more than 1/3 of the joint, since when you take too much delta 8 you can experience negative side effects.

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Flowers and Buds

For new users, the recommended dose is to grab 1 g of the flower to grind it and prepare the joint. After that, it’s recommended to take 1 puff and wait until you feel the effects.

With flowers it is harder to calculate the mg you consume with each blunt, since it depends on the weight of the roller paper and filter used. For this reason, it’s best to start with just 1g and increase it the next time if you don’t feel the effects before taking more.

Consuming buds is a matter of trial and error, until you reach the desired effects. But if you are an experienced user you can take up to 5 puffs and feel high.

Thus, the THC hemp flower dosage depends on your tolerance and experience. Keep in mind that a single puff can contain from 1 to 5 mg of D8. Thus, for new users the recommended dose of Delta 8 will be a single puff for mild effects and 3 puffs for high effects.

Moonrocks

With moonrocks, you do not need to use much, as it is more concentrated than flowers. You can take a small amount and break it apart to place it in your glass pipe to burn it.

It’s advisable to take just a single puff, since moonrocks contain more milligrams of D8 and thus the effect is more potent, producing even high doses of D8 per puff.

This is why moonrocks are recommended for experienced users, since new users can feel a killer high with a single puff.

Dabs and Concetrates

To get started with dabs, it’s important to understand dabbing first, as it’s the way of inhaling it and feeling the effects.

Although dabbing is the go-to way for consuming dabs, vapes are among the most popular methods for trying this product. But it can be used only in vapes designed for dabs.

By following the dosage chart you can decide how much product you have to take. It’s recommended to start with a small amount, like the size of a grain of rice, that can be around 0.01-0.05, which multiplied by 1000 mg is 10 to 50 mg of D8, and that would be the amount you would be consuming.

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What Is D8 Microdosing?

Some people prefer to opt for microdosing because they are not familiar with consuming too much D8 and believe that small doses can still provide great benefits.

Microdoses can range from 0.5 mg to 1 mg [9] for the total amount of D8. However, this is for individuals that have never tried these products before. As a general rule of thumb, if you want to start with microdosing, you should take 10% of the recommended quantity based on your weight and tolerance.

The medical improvement with microdosing has been proven, and it has shown encouraging results [9], so if you are unsure about trying D8, you may want to start with small doses.

When you take the best delta, you still can feel the effects of reduced anxiety, reduced stress [10] and boosted creativity [11].

Thus, when you’re actually ingesting small amounts of D8, it can be good for your mental health and overall wellness.

You don’t have to take much. Start first with gummies, since they are easier to cut and divide to determine exactly how many mg of D8 each serving has. Also a tincture could be easy to dose as they are presented in a simple dropper format. By following the chart you can determine what works for you.

When you swallow a small piece, you can still feel the effects, but make sure to take the microdose daily to maintain the effects.

Frequently Asked Questions

Besides the fact that Delta-8 can get you high, it has also demonstrated its sedative and hypnotic properties [12], which can be beneficial for achieving a good night’s sleep.

According to a survey performed on several users of D8 THC [2], 71% stated they felt a great deal of relaxation. Therefore, once you take the proper amount based on the chart, your body will help you to sleep better since it will naturally feel relaxed and produce that desire to rest.

Since THC is a more intense psychoactive substance, a study proved that low portions were more effective in inducing sleep [13].

D8 THC has been tested and proved to have antinociceptive and inflammatory effects [14]; thus it can be helpful for pain relief.

And how much D8 should you take for pain relief? In the same study [2], 55% of users felt pain relief.

According to clinical studies, the use of doses smaller than 3 mg THC that will interact with the endocannabinoid system may provide better therapeutic results [15].

Keep in mind that D8 products may not alleviate all types of pain, so it’s best to consult a physician for a more comprehensive treatment.

People that consume D8 can experience undesirable effects if they exceed the proper quantity, some of these side effects include vomiting and nausea [16], diarrhea, anxiety and decreased appetite, and in the worst cases, depending on the mental health of the individual, hallucinations and suicidal ideation [17].

For this reason, it is recommended to start with a low dose and increase it with time.

According to research, the elimination of THC from the system varies depending on the weight of the person, as it has been found through blood analysis that THC could still be detected more than 24 hours after having consumed the product [18].

Regarding the desired effects when consuming D8, a study conducted on males that consumed 20 mg to 40 mg of cookies with Delta 8 found that the onset was from 30 to 90 minutes, the peak was between 2.5 and 3.5 hours later, and those that consumed the higher dosage could feel the effects even 5 hours later [19].

Thus, we can conclude that the induced high can last around two hours for new or experienced users.

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