• Ashley Slimak

5 Benefits of Keeping a Medical Marijuana Journal

Updated: 6 days ago


Medical marijuana is available to qualified patients. Patients across Ohio have many methods to consuming cannabis. When it comes to consuming cannabis, the experience will vary from patient to patient. While one product may bring you feelings of relaxation and happiness, it may cause anxiety for another patient. Depending on the type of product you use, such as flower, edibles and vapes, there will be different effects.


With such a wide variety of products available at the dispensary, you may have to go through some trial and error before you find the products that work best for you. However, writing down your experience in a journal can be a valuable method to make the process go smoothly.


1. Find the Correct Products

When you visit the dispensary, you will be introduced to a plethora of options to choose from. While this can be overwhelming for new patients, your budtender can help make product suggestions based on your needs. By keeping a journal, you can document information including the product name, dosage, consumption method, and how long the effects last for each product. If you are using marijuana for medicinal purposes, this is also a great way to see which products provide the most relief for your symptoms.


2. Remember Which Products Work

There can be times where you end up purchasing a brand new product that you thoroughly enjoy and the last thing you want is to forget the specific name of that product. By making note of each product name, you can better identify previous purchases that worked well for you so you can buy them again in the future.


3. Find the Right Dose

For patients who are new to using cannabis, one of the most important factors is finding the right dose. The correct dosage varies based on the product, what time of day you are going to consume the product and the symptoms you are looking to treat. Trying to remember all of these factors can be a challenge. Fortunately, a journal can be used to help you track your dosage after every use until you find the right amount.


4. Identify Potential Side Effects or Drug Interactions

While the use of medical marijuana is considered safe, there is still a possibility you may encounter certain side effects or drug interactions. Make a note in your journal if you experience any specific interactions or side effects 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 thoughts and feelings in an organized space. 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 get the most out of your medical marijuana treatment. By evaluating your results, you can narrow down what products you enjoy, eliminate the ones you don’t, and learn how to properly consume cannabis to get the most relief.

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