Keeping A Cannabis Journal 101
Journaling is a powerful tool and a quick search of the internet will bring up countless articles about the benefits of it. I will name a few to save you some time.
It helps reduce stress, by putting down different emotions and working through them in a constructive way. Journaling can also help immune cells, called T-lymphocytes. You can also learn more about yourself as you see where you have been and where you are heading. How else would we have known about the past if no one kept a record of it? Now trust me I know it might seem like more effort then it’s worth but it has never been easier to keep one. With all of today’s technology at our fingertips, journaling can be as simple as using a journaling app to jot down a few thoughts on the day, there are also many free apps you can use.
Now you might be asking yourself how does this tie into cannabis? Well, it all applies the same. Maybe you want to remember a specific feeling at the moment to make more sense of it later, or how to find constancy by recording how much and how often you are consuming, did you smoke it? Vaporize it? Eat it? Are you testing out a new strain and want to note how it differs from the last strain you tried? These are all helpful things to refer back to and will aid in figuring out how to achieve the desired outcome you are looking for.
Whether you are a seasoned veteran, or just starting out, using it for medical, or recreational starting a cannabis specific journal is a great way to keep track of things that are working for you and some things that might not. Maybe you just want to keep track of what that strain was called, or a quick reference to what the contents of the strain or edible were instead of trying to remember it all when looking for something similar next time you are at the dispensary. It’s also a pain when you go to find that paper with all the info on it from the dispensary and you have misplaced it. With a journal you know right where it is and can be brought up easily.
Another reason to keep a journal about cannabis is that at the time of writing this we are in a lot of uncharted territories with cannabis and though new information is being brought to the light every day, you can be a part of it. Something you write might just be the break threw someone is looking for, no matter how big or small.
The beauty of a journal is there is no right or wrong way to do it, it can be as personal or as open as you want it to be. You don’t need to have perfect grammar or feel like it has to be perfect, make it your own and never forget that your experiences and personal research could help generations to come.