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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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How the Dutch Spread Cannabis Across the World

The Netherlands in the '60s was a hotbed for cannabis activism, leading to the formation of seed banks—places to store and share cannabis genetics. Read how this small country played a big part in the history of cannabis.

The World’s First Hot Box, and Other Uses of Cannabis in the Ancient World

Human cannabis use goes back 10,000 years. Check out our list of ancient cultures who got high and the methods they used.

Kamala Harris Evolved Slowly on Legalization, but She’s All About It Now

The California senator didn't support legalization in 2016. Now she does. What changed?

That Alarming CBD Liver Damage Study Is Bunk—And the Media Should Know Better

The media has been known to misreport on cannabis information. Here's another example, with Forbes' latest article on a CBD study.

How Psychedelic Surf Smugglers Invented Dabs (With Help From the CIA?)

Who invented the dab? All too often in the world of cannabis, such monumental achievements end up lost to history. But in this case, we actually have an unlikely government document to work off.

Road Trip Planner: California’s Craft Cannabis Stores

Hunt down heirloom Trainwreck, Ringo's Gift, Blue Kush, and more with this guide.

Want to Grow Your Own Cannabis? Get Ready to Fight ‘Big Marijuana’

Why is allowing homegrow such a contentious issue with adult-use states? To find the answer, follow the money.

Are High-CBD Hemp Flowers the Next Big Thing in Cannabis?

High-CBD, low-THC cannabis is about to hit its stride. Learn more about how legislative changes have given rise to an online marketplace of high-CBD flower.

Why There Aren’t More CBD Strains (and Why That’s About to Change)

Ever wonder why you don't see as many CBD strains lining the walls of your local dispensary? If you find that disappointing, good news—that may change soon.

Hunter S. Thompson Ran for Sheriff on a ‘Free Weed’ Platform—and Almost Won

Fifty years ago, in a campaign for sheriff, Hunter Thompson called for cannabis legalization, aggressive environmental protection, and an end to abusive policing and corruption in government. We should have listened.

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