After beginning as above, stay on 3 drops 3 times a day until you have been using hemp oil for about 3 weeks, then access how it is working for you. If necessary, continue to gradually increase the dosage to where you feel the most relief. For example, increase to 4 drops 3 times a day. If you increase and feel that not much additional relief is obtained, reduce back to your previous dose. This becomes your ‘maintenance’ dose.