What is a cannabis journal, and why you should keep one.

As cannabis becomes more and more widely accepted and explored, we see an exponential amount people curious about what cannabis can do for them. The answers are endless! From a medical standpoint the most notable uses are applied to chronic pain, anxiety and depression, PTSD, insomnia, the list goes on. By far the best thing you can do to get the most from cannabis is to keep a log or journal of all of the products you encounter. Here’s an example of what I mean, just a few important things to keep track of as you try new things and methods of consumption.

  • What is it and where did it come from?
  • What are the THC & CBD contents?
  • How much did you use?
  • How long did it take to feel the effect?
  • How long did the effects last?
  • What did you enjoy most?
  • What did you not enjoy so much?

What does this do for you and why would you bother? After shopping around and trying different products you’ll start to see patterns emerge. This is important because it really narrows down the best possible products for you, and helps you get a good grasp on your personal dose. Once you already know what and how your body enjoys cannabis it’s ten times easier to try a new product. It helps us budtenders to make more personal and educated recommendations too! The most value can be obtained when trying to recreate success, where, what, and how much are three key factors in the effects that are felt, and getting the same thing again. It is important to communicate these things to the professional who’s helping you. Whether you keep a mental note or a meticulous log, keeping track of your cannabis journey is the best way to know what works and what does not for your unique needs. Just like most everything else in life there’s a lot of trial and error involved. All bodies are not created equally, with each person having a unique physiology no product is bound to effect two people exactly the same way. Keeping a cannabis journal builds a bridge between you and your budtender, staying up to date on all the advancements and discoveries in cannabis science takes a lot of time, so let us help you figure out what it all means in relation to achieving your goal.

So hit the store and find a journal you love, you’re more likely to pick it back up again that way! Use our prompts or create your own that are more personal to the goal at hand. Whether you’re just staring out on your cannabis journey or you have some experience, if you feel like you need a more guided approach there is something for that too. We recommend this one, however they have a wide rage of different cannabis focused journals to give you the tools to construct your roadmap to ReLeaf.