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5 Reasons why you should take weed notes

Published Mar 19, 2022 09:00 a.m. ET
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The last thing you want on your plate as you sit down to enjoy a hard-earned bowl of weed is more work. It’s not necessarily the “cool” thing to do, and it might seem like a pain to go searching for a journal and pen each time you get high, but what if we told you the benefits you’d receive from taking weed notes would be more than worth it? With that in mind, we’d like to introduce you to five reasons why it pays to write down your thoughts about each experience.

1. Track effects

You might be one of many stoners convinced that getting high is the same no matter what strain you choose but jotting down weed notes is going to show you how wrong that idea is. Some cannabis strains will uplift, others might motivate, and the occasional cultivar is going to hit the spot just right somewhere in the middle. Your written entries will help you to keep track of that, making it easier to recreate your ideal experience in the future.

2. Potency

This one is important because even though most cannabis products boast labels telling consumers exactly what’s inside, we’re learning that this information isn’t quite as important as we once thought. You might not even feel a super high THC strain, while a moderate one boasting just the right terpenes and microcannabinoids could sweep you off your feet. Once again, this information should help you to gain control over future experiences, as you’ll have something to look back on, making it easy to find what works.

3. Avoid adverse experiences

Far too many stoners feel that they're impervious to the effects so much so that a bad experience isn’t possible, but we all know that isn’t exactly true. Adverse sensations might be as simple as too sedating or increased anxiety, and these are all things that can be logged in a cannabis journal. It won’t help you to avoid the interaction completely, but it will make it easy to avoid certain strains or products in the future.

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4. A more effective medicine

If you’re not taking cannabis for medical purposes, then this particular benefit might not be of interest to you, but for those that are, taking weed notes could make a world of difference. With so many products and strains out there, it can be impossible to keep track of what works and what doesn’t, especially when you’re going through the motions of trying to find the ideal dose to manage a specific issue. A cannabis journal allows consumers who aren’t quite sure to jot down thoughts and compare those, rather than trying to think back to different experiences to compare the results.

5. It’s fun and therapeutic

You’ll never again have to wonder what that awesome strain was and gain a deeper level of understanding and control over every cannabis experience you have from this point forward, be it for medicinal or recreational purposes, but that’s not all. You’re going to have a blast doing it! Whether it’s typed into a computer or phone or written down in a cannabis journal, it’s fun to write, keep and look back on old weed notes, even if it’s only for entertainment purposes.

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