Keeping a cannabis journal is a great way to make the most of your cannabis experiences, especially if you rely on cannabis for medical or wellness purposes. A cannabis journal can help you to keep track of strains, effects, dosages, experiences, and more, so that you know exactly what to expect next time.
Here are a few things to keep in mind that can improve your cannabis journaling experience.
The Value of A Cannabis Journal
Keeping a cannabis journal can seem like a weird thing to do, especially if you have been happily enjoying cannabis for a long time without one.
If you find yourself forgetting to record your experiences in your cannabis journal, try to remind yourself of the value of keeping a journal, especially for medical purposes. But if you simply can’t see the value in journaling, maybe it’s just not for you.
Choose A Journaling Medium That Works For You
Keeping a pen and paper journal isn’t for everyone. If you commit yourself to pen and paper journaling but find that you constantly forget to record your entries, then a more convenient journaling medium may be the answer.
Luckily, in today’s digital age there are other ways to keep track of your cannabis experiences. If you find yourself behind a computer for much of the day (as many people do), journaling in a virtual document may be a better option.
However, nowadays, most people find that using their phone to journal is by far the most convenient option. Simply writing your thoughts in notepad can get the job done, but there are also many journaling apps that may be better suited for this purpose. Additionally, reminder apps and phone alarms can work as helpful reminders.
A Set Journaling Time May Help
Considering cannabis’ effects on short-term memory, remembering to journal your experience after every time you consume it may be a bit of a pipe dream.
Another way to help you remember to write in your cannabis journal is by establishing a set journaling time each day or week. For example, some people prefer to write in their journal at the end of the day before bed, or at the end of the week.
Don’t Be Afraid of Getting Specific
The purpose of keeping a cannabis journal is to help you to remember what is enjoyable and beneficial, and what is not. To do this effectively, you should get into the specifics that matter most to you.
Some things you should consider keeping track of include:
- Dosages: Keeping track of which dosages work best for you and which don’t can help you to better understand your needs and limits.
- Consumption Methods: How you consume your cannabis matters. You may find that you prefer certain consumption methods over others.
- Effects: What kinds of effects did you experience? What was your state of mind before, during, and after consuming cannabis?
- Medical Effects: Did cannabis relieve any of your symptoms? Keeping track of which strains and dosages work best for your symptoms can help you to establish a more effective treatment plan.
- Side Effects: Certain strains can make you hungrier, sleepier, and more dehydrated (red eyes, dry mouth) than others.
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