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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A History of Cannabis Prohibition in 13 Iconic Busts

What do Louis Armstrong, Robert Mitchum, & Tommy Chong have in common? They were all busted for cannabis.

This Startup Incubator Helps Drug War Survivors Build Cannabis Companies

Changing inequity: Oakland's Hood Incubator pairs legal retail newcomers with experienced cannabis operators.

5 Cannabis Accessories That Changed the Game

Cannabis prohibition couldn’t stop these trailblazers! Learn about how they created these 5 cannabis accessories that changed the game.

5 Cannabis Growers Who Changed the Game

Cannabis growers throughout history have sown the seeds for today's legal cannabis market. Learn more about how these five cultivators changed the game.

Flow Kana: California’s Last Best Hope for Craft-Scale Success

California’s original cannabis growers are facing major challenges since recreational legalization. Read about Flow Kana & their plan to stop the extinction of craft cannabis.

The Long, Strange History of 4/20, the Global Cannabis Holiday

San Rafael high school students, a treasure map, Deadheads, and cannabis activists created a holiday. Now where should we take it?

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.

8 Cannabis Festivals That Changed the Game

Cannabis festivals have long been a medium for both protest and celebration. Read about eight cannabis events that helped to shape culture and change laws.

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.

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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