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.
Most Popular Articles

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.

Articles Contributed to Leafly (by most recent)

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.

12 Cannabis Books That Changed the Game

From memoirs to cookbooks to humorous page-turners, take a look at these twelve cannabis books that changed the game.

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.

1 2 3 5