What Are You Smoking? Episode 37: Cannabis History With David Bienenstock

Cannabis advocate Dennis Peron during his 1998 gubernatorial run. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

What Are You Smoking? features Leafly experts Will Hyde and Bailey Rahn, as well as guests from all corners of the cannabis industry reviewing strains, test-firing products, offering up pro tips, and answering your toughest cannabis questions.

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What Are You Smoking?

Episode 37: Cannabis History with David Bienenstock


In this episode: 

Veteran cannabis journalist and co-host of the podcast Great Moments in Weed History David Bienenstock visits the show to tell us what modern cannabis users should understand about the plant’s past.

We talk about stories and figures from cannabis history everyone should know, separating fact from fiction in cannabis history, and why the cannabis industry should work to change capitalism—not the other way around.

Want to learn more about the roots of the cannabis industry? You can read David Bienenstock’s work for Leafly, including his series on game-changing developments, here.

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Strains & Products on This Episode:

The Big Sur Smoothie David is puffing on is a cross of Big Sur Holy Weed and Super Lemon Haze, while Bailey is enjoying a crop of Grape Ape. Will remains as dab-happy as ever, and is squishing up some Honey Bananas from House of Cultivar.

 

Meet Your Show Hosts

Bailey-2048-copy1-240x240Bailey Rahn is an editor at Leafly specializing in cannabis strains and health. When she’s not at Leafly, you’ll likely find her smoking her way up a mountain or playing dress-up with her cats.

10859f1a857586f9ef11419f1635e517Will Hyde is a subject matter expert, strain specialist, and digital producer at Leafly. He spends his free time traveling and exploring creative outlets as a DJ, digital artist, and film producer.

About Our Music:

Music for “What Are You Smoking” is provided by Lusine. “Ticking Hands” is from his album Sensorimotor. “Two Dots” is from A Certain DistanceFor more about Lusine, check out Ghostly.com.