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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

Meet Bob Snodgrass, the Hippie Deadhead Who Invented Heady Glass

Meet Bob Snodgrass, the glassblower whose proliferative techniques gave rise to a new wave of cannabis craftsmanship in the form of gorgeous, artistic pipes.

David Bienenstock - February 1, 2019

7 Hemp Heroes Who Changed the Game

The hemp movement has produced many heroes we can celebrate wholeheartedly, including activists, scientists, authors, and a few of the nation’s Founding Fathers. Here’s the story of seven who truly changed the game.

David Bienenstock - January 29, 2019

5 Cannabis Breeders Who Changed the Game

Meet the cannabis breeders who blessed us with cannabis strains so good, it's hard to imagine life without them.

David Bienenstock - January 17, 2019

Why I Went on Tucker Carlson Last Night to Defend Legalization

It's a dirty job, but somebody's gotta do it. And I guess it's me. Here's what it's like to joust in the Fox News theater.

David Bienenstock - January 17, 2019

‘Tell Your Children’ to Reject Alex Berenson’s Debunked Nonsense

The mainstream media loves Alex Berenson's scary cannabis talking points. Too bad he's completely wrong.

David Bienenstock - January 9, 2019

There’s a Lot More to Humboldt County Than ‘Murder Mountain’

There's a lot more to Humboldt County than murder and mayhem. Here's a spoiler-free look at the Netflix true crime docu-series, 'Murder Mountain' and the Humboldt experience.

David Bienenstock - January 7, 2019

Why Growing Your Own Cannabis Is the Best Resolution for 2019

Many people can buy cannabis at a store now. But there’s still five good reasons you should take the means of cannabis production into your own hands this year.

David Bienenstock - January 4, 2019

Buzzes & Bummers: 2018 Was a Wild Ride in the World of Cannabis

Catch up on all the highs and lows 2018 had to offer in the world of cannabis.

David Bienenstock - December 28, 2018

The Most Important Cannabis Studies of 2018

The year 2018 offered huge strides in our ability to research cannabis, while also giving rise to these important medical cannabis studies.

David Bienenstock - December 27, 2018

Hemp Is Finally Legal. Let’s See if It Can Save the World

Jack Herer's dream has come true. Hemp is legal. Now we can finally test its capabilities.

David Bienenstock - December 12, 2018