The right CBD dose for you can depend on a few factors, including your weight, any other health conditions you may have, and medication you’re taking for those conditions. It also depends on your personal body chemistry and sensitivity to CBD.

When determining your ideal CBD dosage, your goal is to find the lowest dose that provides the benefits you need with few or no side effects.

Using the dosage chart below, start with the lowest recommended dose for your body weight, and gradually increase from there until you feel the desired effects. Once you’ve found that dose, you can stick with it. Studies show that people do not develop a tolerance to CBD the way they do with other cannabis products like marijuana.

CBD Dosage Chart

The standard recommendations is to base your CBD dose on your body weight. Take 1 to 6 mg per 10 pounds of body weight. We’ve done the calculations for you, so you can find the lowest starting dose for your body weight in the chart below:

Body WeightLow (Starting) DoseMedium DoseHigh Dose
100 lbs10-20 mg21-49 mg50-60 mg
110 lbs11-22 mg23-54 mg55-66 mg
120 lbs12-24 mg25-59 mg60-72 mg
130 lbs13-26 mg27-64 mg65-78 mg
140 lbs14-28 mg29-69 mg70-84 mg
150 lbs15-30 mg31-74 mg75-90 mg
160 lbs16-32 mg33-79 mg80-96 mg
170 lbs17-34 mg35-84 mg85-102 mg
180 lbs18-36 mg37-89 mg90-108 mg
190 lbs19-38 mg39-94 mg95-114 mg
200 lbs20-40 mg41-99 mg100-120 mg
210 lbs21-42 mg43-104 mg105-126 mg
220 lbs22-44 mg45-109 mg110-132 mg
230 lbs23-46 mg47-114 mg115-138 mg
240 lbs24-48 mg49-119 mg120-144 mg
250 lbs25-50 mg51-124 mg125-150 mg
260 lbs26-52 mg53-129 mg130-156 mg
270 lbs27-54 mg55-134 mg135-162 mg

Again, these are just general guidelines. Some people need significantly more, while others need significantly less. For example, if you are living with extreme chronic pain, you will likely require a higher dose on a daily basis than someone who takes CBD occasionally to cope with situational anxiety.

Also, since tiredness is one of the more common effects of CBD, that can affect when you decide to take your dose. You may choose to split your dose up over the course of the day, so it doesn’t affect your alertness, or you may take it in a single dose at night when you’re okay with falling asleep.

It really comes down to the individual, so be patient with yourself as you work out the best dose for you.