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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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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.

5 Cannabis Moms Who Changed the Game

Mothers have long been at the forefront of cannabis legalization, fighting for the right to a medicine that can restore quality of life to children with debilitating medical conditions.

10 Cannabis-Fueled Cultural Movements That Changed the Game

Artists have been consuming cannabis to get creative for hundreds of years. Check out these cultural movements that embraced the plant and helped shape our modern world.

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.

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