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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.

Articles contributed to Leafly

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.

David Bienenstock - May 31, 2019

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.

David Bienenstock - May 16, 2019

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.

David Bienenstock - May 13, 2019

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.

David Bienenstock - May 10, 2019

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.

David Bienenstock - April 30, 2019

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.

David Bienenstock - April 19, 2019

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.

David Bienenstock - April 4, 2019