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Have you been curious about trying Delta 8 THC, but not sure how much Delta 8 you should actually take? Well, you’re not alone. Determining the right Delta 8 dosage to fit your needs is something a lot of people struggle with. Especially when they’re first embarking on their Delta 8 journey. But today, that’s all about to change. In this article, we’re going to break down Delta 8 dosage into the most simplest forms.

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Our primary focus will be on Delta 8 gummies and Delta 8 tinctures.  

If you’re ready to take your Delta 8 dosage game to the next level, read on…

Delta 8 THC Potency

As you’ve probably heard, Delta 8 THC is not nearly as potent as its close sibling, Delta 9.

In fact, scientists often refer to Delta 8 THC as Delta 9’s nicer, younger sibling. And they’re not wrong [¹].  

You see, according to research, Delta 8 THC is about two-thirds as potent as Delta 9 THC. This means that while Delta 8’s effects are similar to Delta 9, it’s not nearly as strong [²].

For this reason, many people who consume Delta 8 find that they don’t feel paranoid or anxious. Instead, they feel calm, mentally alert, and euphoric.

But here’s the conundrum: Too much of anything, even if it’s a good thing, can cause unwanted effects.

While Delta 8 THC is less potent than Delta 9 THC, it’s possible to consume too much of it at once, thus causing effects you weren’t expecting.

Hence the reason why Delta 8 dosage is so important.

So, let’s look at…

Delta 8 Dosage Chart

If you’re new to Delta 8 THC, then chances are your tolerance level is going to be pretty low (at least for now).

A good rule of thumb is to follow this Delta 8 dosing chart:

1st Delta 8 Dosage Level

New Users - Low Tolerance

1mg to 10mg of Delta 8 THC per serving

2nd Delta 8 Dosage Level

Occasional Users - Moderate Tolerance

10mg to 25mg of Delta 8 THC per serving

3rd Delta 8 Dosage Level

Daily Users - High Tolerance

25mg to over 100mg of Delta 8 THC per serving


Since Delta 8 THC comes in many forms, dosing a Delta 8 gummy will be much different than dosing a Delta 8 vape pen. Even Delta 8 tinctures require some dosing experimentation.


So let’s take a look at…

Delta 8 Edible Dosage

Delta 8 gummies usually contain 25mg of D8. Users with low to moderate tolerance do just fine on consuming one whole D8 gummy.

This is because Delta 8 edibles must first be digested through your metabolism, then filtered through your liver. During this process, some of the Delta 8 is lost in your digestive tract, thus reducing the potency [³].

However, for new users it’s best to start off with half of a D8 gummy. This will allow you to probably determine how your body will respond to the Delta 8 THC, especially if you’ve never consumed it before.

Delta 8 Tincture Dosage

The Delta 8 dosing chart listed above is geared toward Delta 8 tinctures. Many people who are just beginning their Delta 8 journey find that 0.25mL is a safe starting point. (That’s just a quarter of a dropper.)

But keep in mind that you’ll need to pay attention to how much Delta 8 is in a tincture.

Look for Delta 8 tinctures that contain 1,000mg of Delta 8. This will make it much easier for you to determine your dose.

If you’re looking for a stronger Delta 8 tincture, opt for buying a tincture that contains 2,000mg or 3,000mg of Delta 8 oil in a bottle. It’s much more cost effective and easier to dose in the long run.

Delta 8 THC Dosage Bottom Line:

Finding the right Delta 8 dosage to fit your needs can be tricky at first. But if you take your time and ease yourself into consuming Delta 8 THC the right way, you’ll quickly find the Delta 8 dosage amount that works perfectly for you.

That said, if you’re looking for an easy way to dose Delta 8 THC, consider Delta 8 tinctures. The dropper allows you to release one drop at a time to ensure you don’t overdo it.

Or consider Delta 8 gummies. They’re already pre-dosed and packed with delicious flavors. You can start out with just half of a gummy if your tolerance level is low.

As always, feel free to reach out to our Delta Remedys team for questions or concerns. We’re to help!


  1. Study: Users say delta-8-THC is delta-9’s ‘nicer younger sibling’
  2. National Library of Medicine: Delta-8-THC: Delta-9-THC’s nicer younger sibling?
  3. Tasty THC: Promises and Challenges of Cannabis Edibles