Keeping a cannabis journal is easy for individuals to document the effects of different strains. It also helps individuals keep track of the various medical benefits they may experience over time.
Cannabis journals are perfect for those considering adopting a new health regimen, those with chronic pain or nausea, and those who want to explore and document their experience with marijuana.
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Creating a journal is entirely up to you, but here are eight things to include that are frequently tracked. You can pick and choose what is essential for you.
Without a date, you may not recollect when it happened. Keep a journal by always including the date on each entry. That way, you can more easily fill in the gaps as to cannabis experience during a particular day or month.
Write the time of day you consumed Cannabis
Did you consume in the morning, afternoon, or evening? There is little scientific evidence on how people use Cannabis at different times during the day and its effect on their experience. However, it’s possible that Cannabis can produce different results at other times of a person’s circadian rhythm!.
- Humans have a circadian rhythm that shifts with the seasons and cycles of the day.
What type of Cannabis do you consume?
Cannabis comes in all shapes and sizes, from sativa to indica to hybrid, and they’re all great for different purposes. For instance, the Sativa strain is a better choice if you need more energy or the indica strain is better when looking for relief from pain.
The strain/breed of the Cannabis
Different types of Cannabis have other effects and thus can be used for various reasons. Sativa strains such as Durban Poison. Sour Diesel is known to produce more energizing and uplifting results, which can provide a boost during the day.
Indica strains like Bubba Kush tend to promote calming effects that are perfect for unwinding after a long day.
How much you consumed (e.g., 1 gram)
It is vital to remember that THC concentrations are highly variable and depend almost entirely on how the Cannabis is ingested. Depending on the method of ingestion, THC concentrations can be anywhere from 2% to 20%.
The effects that it had on you
Does it make you feel energized and relaxed? Or, for problematic use, you can identify the adverse experienced and reflect on the herb use context.
Write the symptoms Cannabis helps to relieve in your journal.
These are a few significant symptoms that Cannabis is shown to help, such as chronic pain, restlessness, and nausea. Journaling helps us determine how Cannabis helps our symptoms and if any adjustments are required.
Note any side effects or adverse reactions.
Cannabis has several benefits related to medical treatment, but some adverse reactions can occur. Some of these include dry mouth, nausea, and fatigue.
Which mode you use
There are a variety of forms in which the plant can be used, including oils, tinctures, capsules, and edibles. This allows people to customize their own experience with the plant. Some people have an aversion to the taste or smell of Cannabis, and this will enable them to reap some of the benefits.
Write down any thoughts or emotions while medicated with Cannabis in your journal.
For example, I am feeling happy, relaxed, and unafraid. My thoughts are flowing effortlessly, and I feel at peace with the world around me. My hands are tingling, my legs are heavy, and I feel warm all over.
Put down any thoughts or emotions that come up while you’re not medicated with Cannabis in your journal.
For example: notice anything different about your mood or emotions when you’re not medicated? For example, do you feel more anxious, unhappy, or stressed?
As a bonus, you can also note:
- The Dispensary
- Which state and city
In A Hemp Shell
Journaling cannabis practices may have potential benefits in many ways.
Knowing which journal entries work best for your intentions and lifestyle may help you track your bud/concentrates usage, mood changes, and physical changes in a more tangible way than just relying on your memory.
I hope this article has empowered one person to start cannabis journaling today so they can grow with your herbs!
If this is you, let me know in the comments below.