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 Cannabis Dispensaries That Changed the Game

Before legalization, cannabis dispensaries operated bravely in the shadow of the law to deliver cannabis to patients and consumers. Here are seven cannabis dispensaries that helped shape the modern era of cannabis.

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7 Cannabis Strains to Celebrate Canadian Legalization (Yup, Including Beasters)

Celebrate Canada's legalization with these cannabis strains, born-and-bred in the Great North.

Survivors for Cannabis: Healing the Wounds of PTSD With Community & Cannabis

While federal research is underway, one community provides a safe space for people to share their stories and heal using cannabis.

8 Rare Cannabis Strains Worth Searching High (and Low) For

If you’re a cannabis connoisseur, you might want to learn more about these rare cannabis strains that are well worth the smoke if you can find them.

11 Pro-Cannabis Politicians Who Changed the Game

We are in a new era of cannabis policy. Learn more about these politicians who brought us here and changed the legalization game for good.

Cannabis Tourism in San Francisco: Exploring With Victor & Fatty Jay

On a sunny Saturday morning, Victor Pinho’s cackling laugh rings out above the hustle and bustle outside San Francisco’s historic Ferry Building.  He’s laughing at his…

I Got Stoned in Manhattan to Celebrate the New “No Arrest” Cannabis Policy

Take a "Baked Apple" tour of Manhattan, where District Attorney Cyrus Vance has proposed a sensical approach to cannabis convictions: stop wasting resources on petty offenses.

We Heard These Are the Best Places to Smoke a Joint in Every Legal State

These places in legal states offer the perfect environment to light up your favorite strain. (Just make sure you fully understand local laws first!)

In the Age of Legalization, This Photo Exhibit Celebrates the Cannabis Underground

Take a closer look at 'Stories from the Underground,' an Oakland photo exhibit celebrating a movement of outlaws and agitators who fought back against cannabis prohibition.

The Ultimate Cannabis Traveler’s Guide to Santa Cruz

If you’re traveling to Santa Cruz, make sure to check out this guide to find the best dispensaries, head shops, shopping, hiking, food, and more!

9 Stoner Movies That Changed the Game

This isn’t a list of movies to watch while you’re stoned, or even the best movies about people getting stoned. Instead, these are all movies that in some way proved game-changing through their cultural impact.

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