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Keeping Track of Your Medical Marijuana Use for a Better Treatment Plan

With West Virginia’s medical marijuana program off to a good start in 2022, patients are registering faster than ever for medical marijuana certifications.

Fortunately, patients who have met the qualifications for a West Virginia medical marijuana certification have the freedom to use their medication however they like, though many patients may find they prefer having a routine with cannabis.

Having a routine with cannabis can have a lot of benefits, from making it easier to dial in the right dose, to being able to avoid products that may not be as effective.

In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about tracking medical marijuana use and using that information to improve your treatment plan!

Why Should I Track My Medical Marijuana Usage?

Tracking Your Medical Marijuana Use Can Keep You Out of Trouble

One of the biggest reasons to track your medical marijuana use is to keep you legal.

Though West Virginia lets you legally possess a 30-day supply of cannabis if you have a medical marijuana certification, so that’s no problem.

But tracking your medical marijuana usage doesn’t just mean keeping track of how much you buy, but how much you’re using, how it’s affecting you, and what’s not working right.

Track the Amount of Cannabis You Use and How it Works for You!

If you keep a cannabis journal like the kind we mentioned in our article on “Creating a Treatment Plan for Medical Marijuana”, you’ll already be very ahead of the game when it comes to keeping a record of how well your medicine is working.

And if you don’t have a fancy cannabis journal with pages already made to fill out, you’re really only looking for a handful of things when tracking your cannabis use.

And if tracking your cannabis use by hand feels like too much of a chore, there are apps like Releaf and Strainprint that let you track your cannabis usage on your phone.

How to Track Your Medical Marijuana Use

What Data Should You Track About Your Cannabis Use for a Treatment Plan?

You certainly don’t have to keep a detailed cannabis journal, but the more information you put down the better you’ll be able to look back at your results.

While you could track just about anything, here are some good pieces of data to have about your cannabis use:

  • Amount You Use – Track how much in terms of weight you consume, THC & CBD, terpenes, etc.

  • Type of Product – You’ll want to know which kind of product you’re using so you know what to compare it to, such as edibles, flower, or concentrates.

  • Duration of Experience – Keep track of how long effects last to find the right balance for your schedule.

  • Positive Effects – If there were any noticeable pleasant effects.

  • Negative Effects – If there were any detectable negative effects.

  • Optional – Tracking the flavor, scent, and cataloging alongside doctor visits can be a great way to put the finishing touches on your cannabis usage.

How to Keep a Cannabis Schedule

Now that you know what information to keep a record of, all that’s left is to schedule a time to put down your information.

Due to the nature of cannabis use, this is probably best done shortly before, during, or immediately after using cannabis, depending on your tolerance.

If you find that tracking any legible information about your cannabis usage right after smoking a joint is too difficult a task, that’s understandable. It might be best to record your data slightly before using cannabis, or perhaps during your usage.

But no matter how you get around to it, tracking your medical marijuana usage can be a valuable way to learn how effective your medicine has been throughout the year, and can help make your choices at the dispensary much easier.

Get Your Medical Marijuana Certification in West Virginia

Tracking how much cannabis you use and cataloging what types of products you’ve purchased can help you get the most out of your medicine. Patients with qualifying conditions can receive a medical marijuana certification that legally permits them to possess up to a 30-day supply of medical cannabis.

Take the steps to schedule your medical marijuana evaluation appointment today and get access to legal marijuana products available at dispensaries!

Being a West Virginia medical marijuana patient allows you the freedom to take your medication the right way for you. We’re dedicated to helping patients every step of the way! Feel free to give us a call at 877-303-8424 and we can answer your questions about getting a medical marijuana card in West Virginia.


Doctors Who Care.

Relief You Can Trust.

West Virginia Marijuana Card’s mission is to help everyone achieve

wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana.

Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for

our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

If you have any questions, call us at 877-303-8424, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

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