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  • Ashley Slimak

5 Reason Why You Need To Keep A Cannabis Journal

5 Benefits of Medical Cannabis Journaling

When it comes to using marijuana, the experience will differ from patient to patient.

While one product may bring you feelings of euphoria and relaxation, it may cause

anxiety for another patient. Depending on the type of product you use, such as flower,

edibles, tinctures, and vapes, there will be different effects.

With such a large array of cannabis products available, there may be a lot of trial and

error before you find the products that work best for you. However, documenting your

experience in a journal can be a valuable method to make the process easier.

1. Find the Right Products

When you visit the dispensary, you will be presented with a wide variety of options to

choose from. While this can be overwhelming for new patients, budtenders are there to

help suggest products for you based on your needs. By keeping a journal, you can track

information such as the product, consumption method, dosage and how long the effects

last for each product. If you are using cannabis for medicinal purposes to help alleviate

specific symptoms, this is also a great way to see which products provide you with the

most relief.

2. Remember Which Products Work

After a trip to the dispensary, you may purchase a brand new product that you end up

thoroughly enjoying; the last thing you want is to forget the specific name of that product

that you loved. By making note of each product name, you can better identify previous

products that worked well for you so you can repurchase them again in the future.

3. Find the Correct Dose

For patients who are new to medical marijuana treatment, one of the most important

factors is finding the correct dose. The correct dosage varies based on the product, the

symptoms you are looking to treat, and what time of the day you use the product. Trying

to remember and track all of these factors can be a challenge. Fortunately, a journal can

be used to help you document your dosage after every use until you find the right


4. Identify Potential Side Effects or Drug Interactions

While the use of medical cannabis is considered safe, there is still a possibility you may

encounter drug interactions or side effects. Make a note in your journal if you

experience any side effects or interactions with specific medications, so you can then

discuss these with your doctor and work out a plan.

5. Relieve Stress

Journaling can be a very therapeutic activity, as it allows you to express your feelings

and thoughts in an organized place. Keeping a journal can also help improve your

memory since your brain is typically more likely to remember information when you write

it down.

Overall, journaling is a useful method to help you find the right cannabis therapy. By

evaluating your results, you can narrow down what products you like, eliminate the ones

you don’t, and learn how to properly consume medical cannabis.


If you are a Louisiana resident suffering from a medical condition you think may benefit cannabis, you're likely eligible for medical marijuana treatment.

Click here to learn more about what Louisiana Marijuana Card's state-certified medical marijuana doctors can do for you, or give us a call at (833) 253-2943 and our friendly support team can walk you through the entire process and schedule you for an evaluation appointment.


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