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David Bienenstock
Veteran cannabis journalist David Bienenstock is the author of "How to Smoke Pot (Properly): A Highbrow Guide to Getting High" (2016 - Penguin/Random House), and the co-host and co-creator of the podcast "Great Moments in Weed History with Abdullah and Bean." Follow him on Twitter @pot_handbook.
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7 Cannabis Strains That Changed the Game

The backstories of many strains are shrouded in mystery, but these seven are enshrined in the cannabis canon for their outsized impact on cannabis history.

Taking Drugged Driving Seriously: What Does the Science Say?

Recent headlines raised fears about stoned driving. We looked at the data and found a different story.

6 Cannabis Concentrates That Changed the Game

From history’s oldest cannabis concentrates to today’s high-tech extracts, learn about these innovative concentrate products that have changed the game when it comes to potency, diversity, and medical utility.

7 Cannabis Edibles That Changed the Game

Explore the history of our favorite “secret ingredient,” cannabis, through seven unique edibles that all changed the game.

6 International Cannabis Strains Worth Seeking Abroad

Planning an international adventure to one of the cannabis capitals of the world? Don't miss these legendary cannabis strains, which are best enjoyed in their country of origin.

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Chronic Chronology: Great Moments in 4/20 History

Fire one up and hop on the bus for a detour-laden timeline of 4/20 throughout cannabis history.

True OGs: Sunshine Johnston on Humboldt Cannabis Nostalgia

In the third episode of True OGs, we visit Sunshine Johnston and heirloom strains like Loopy Fruit. Raised as a back-to-the-lander, Sunshine's garden harks back to an nostalgic era before raids or state-issued licenses.

How Cannabis Legalization Sparked Beto O’Rourke’s Presidential Bid

The Democratic contender got his start on the El Paso, Texas, city council. When O'Rourke opened a legalization debate, a Congressman quashed it. So Beto primaried him.

The Traveler’s Guide to Negril, Jamaica: Where Cannabis, Food, and Culture Meet

Leave the tourist traps behind and seek out authentic cannabis, cuisine, and culture in Jamaica’s most herb-friendly region.

Is Legal Hemp About to Ruin America’s Outdoor Cannabis Crops?

With hemp cultivation expected to skyrocket, outdoor cannabis farmers are concerned with how pollen draft will affect the viability of their crop.

True OGs: DNA Genetics, Creator of Tangie, Kosher Kush, & More

In the second episode of True OGs, we journey to the gardens of DNA Genetics, the creators of legendary classics like Tangie, Kosher Kush, Chocolope, and more.

True OGs: John Casali & the Heirloom Strain ‘Huckleberries’

In the premiere episode of True OGs, we journey to Huckleberry Hill Farms in Humboldt County, California, to visit a multi-generation cannabis farm that’s been in John Casali’s family since 1965.

11 Glass Artists Who Changed the Game

In 2003, the American government arrested several glass artists for creating pieces for smoking cannabis. Today, functional glass can be a form of high art. Hear the story of the most influential glass artists and the journey their passion has taken them.

What Getting High Alone Can Teach You About Yourself

A recent study raised alarms about enjoying cannabis alone. But a solo sesh can lead to creative thoughts, introspection, and fresh insights.

6 Cannabis-Fueled Comedians Who Changed the Game

Does cannabis make you funnier? See how some of the biggest names in stand-up comedy history have used cannabis to practice their craft.

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