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New to Hemp-Derived Delta 8 THC? Here Are the Products to Try First and the Recommended Dosage

Jun 20, 2021

New to Hemp-Derived Delta 8 THC? Here Are the Products to Try First and the Recommended Dosage

You may have heard a lot about hemp-derived Delta 8 THC from others in your circle of influence and are thinking of giving it a try. However, you may be unsure of where to start. If you’ve done any research at all, you noticed many different types of hemp-derived Delta 8 THC products on the market, and many come in different strengths. So which one is right for you? And just as importantly, how much of the product should I take?

We at PharmaCBD understand that a well-informed customer is a happy customer. So we would like to offer some suggestions on products to try first and the dosage you should follow.

Decide What Type of Product Is Right for You

Hemp-derived Delta-8 THC is offered through various retailers in many different products and forms. Deciding which type of product to start with really depends on your personal preferences and goals. Here’s some insight into the products we recommend to start with and their characteristics to help you figure out which one may be the right one to begin your journey with.


These are a combination of hemp-derived Delta 8 THC and a carrier oil like MCT or extra-virgin olive oil. These hemp oils come in a small bottle with a convenient measuring dropper as a cap. Of course, you will have to measure out your dosage using the dropper each time, but this allows you to get a precise dose that works best for you. 

To use a tincture, you place the oil under your tongue, hold it for up to two minutes, then swallow it. You will feel the effects through tinctures fairly quickly, but not as quickly as if you smoked your hemp-derived Delta 8 THC. The effects last for a few hours, but generally not as long as other oral types of products like capsules and edibles.


Edibles are taken orally and work their way through your digestive tract. These are a more convenient method of taking your hemp-derived Delta 8 THC than with tinctures or inhalants. They are perfect for grabbing on the go and taking with you as you go through your day. You don’t have to measure your dosage each time, as both come in pre-measured doses.

Edibles are generally delicious, candy-like gummies that are fun to eat. These types of oral hemp-derived Delta 8 THC products take longer than tinctures to kick in, but their effect lasts longer.


Inhalants are smokeable products like hemp flower, prerolls, and blunts. If you enjoy smoking other products, then you will appreciate the overall experience of smoking hemp flower as the hemp-derived Delta 8 THC works its way through your system while you enjoy the unique flavor and aroma of the hemp flower.

This method will give you results within minutes. However, the benefits don’t last as long as with tinctures or edibles.

So once you pick the type of product that sounds most likely to fit your taste and lifestyle, then the next step is to try the product. Here are some ideas on the dosage to start with.

Dosage for Each Type of Hemp-Derived Delta 8 THC Product


We recommend starting with a lower strength tincture like our 820-milligram PharmaCBD Delta 8 Tincture in the Bubble Gum flavor. We recommend starting with 5 to 15 milligrams per day. You will need to do a little calculating since you are taking the tincture by milliliter instead of milligrams. Our tinctures come in a 30-milliliter bottle, so you are getting 27.33 milligrams per milliliter (820 mg ÷ 30 ml = 27.33 mg/ml). Use that calculation as you determine how much oil to pull into the dropper.

 Generally, you will start by taking this dose once a day when you need it. Then, just give it up to two hours to kick in fully. If you haven’t felt the effects after two hours, add another 5 milligrams. Continue this way until you get the desired results.


Edibles like our Hemp Derived Delta 8 THC Triple Layer Gummy Bear come with 20 milligrams of hemp-derived Delta 8 THC per bear. We recommend you start with biting into one-third of the edible. Then, because this is being processed through your digestive tract, wait for at least two to three hours before determining if you need a higher dose. If so, bite into another one-third of the edible. Repeat this process until you find the right dose for you.

One additional note with hemp-derived Delta 8 THC edibles — your reaction time and the length of your results depend on whether you take your edible with food or on an empty stomach. Unless advised otherwise by your doctor, we recommend taking your dose either with or directly after a meal. This will cause the results to last longer.


Because inhalants like our D8 Sour Space Candy Premium Flower are fast-acting, it is easier to determine how much will give you the results you are looking for in your hemp-derived Delta 8 THC. Just light up your hemp joint, take a few puffs and wait a few minutes for the effects to kick in. If you don’t experience your desired results, take a few more puffs until you do.

PharmaCBD Carries More Advanced Products Too!

Once you find a great hemp-derived Delta 8 THC product to start with, you might want to try some more advanced products eventually.

Capsules carry 30-milligrams of hemp-derived Delta 8 THC, which is more potent than our edibles. The reason we recommend trying these after you get used to your hemp-derived Delta 8 THC experience is that one capsule may be too little. However, depending on your weight and body chemistry, two capsules may be too much. So you will have to experiment with these.

If you enjoy smoking your hemp-derived Delta 8 THC, you may want to include some of our Hemp Derived Delta 8 PharmaRocks in your next roll to enhance the punch. And if you’re willing to invest in a rig or already have one, then we highly recommend our Hemp-Derived Delta 8 Dabs for a truly unique experience

Of course, if you have any further questions about our products or recommendations, don’t hesitate to use our convenient online contact form. One of our knowledgeable staff will be happy to help!