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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

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

Is Legal Hemp About to Ruin America’s Outdoor Cannabis Crops?

With hemp cultivation expected to skyrocket, outdoor cannabis farmers are concerned with how pollen draft will affect the viability of their crop.

David Bienenstock - April 4, 2019

True OGs: DNA Genetics, Creator of Tangie, Kosher Kush, & More

In the second episode of True OGs, we journey to the gardens of DNA Genetics, the creators of legendary classics like Tangie, Kosher Kush, Chocolope, and more.

David Bienenstock - April 2, 2019

True OGs: John Casali & the Heirloom Strain ‘Huckleberries’

In the premiere episode of True OGs, we journey to Huckleberry Hill Farms in Humboldt County, California, to visit a multi-generation cannabis farm that’s been in John Casali’s family since 1965.

David Bienenstock - March 26, 2019

11 Glass Artists Who Changed the Game

In 2003, the American government arrested several glass artists for creating pieces for smoking cannabis. Today, functional glass can be a form of high art. Hear the story of the most influential glass artists and the journey their passion has taken them.

David Bienenstock - March 19, 2019

What Getting High Alone Can Teach You About Yourself

A recent study raised alarms about enjoying cannabis alone. But a solo sesh can lead to creative thoughts, introspection, and fresh insights.

David Bienenstock - March 18, 2019

6 Cannabis-Fueled Comedians Who Changed the Game

Does cannabis make you funnier? See how some of the biggest names in stand-up comedy history have used cannabis to practice their craft.

David Bienenstock - March 4, 2019

Are you about to puff on a fake vape pen?

What if everything about your vape game—from the pen itself to the oil inside—is fake? Learn more about what’s inside your vape and how it was created.

David Bienenstock - March 1, 2019

Joe Biden’s Drug War Record Is So Much Worse Than You Think

He cultivates a Cool Uncle Joe image, but Biden has been a chief architect of America's drug war and mass incarceration crisis. And he still won't legalize.

David Bienenstock - February 26, 2019

Why CBD works better with a little THC (even if you don’t want to get high)

Cannabis research has shown that even a small amount of THC can make your CBD medicine more effective. Here's why.

David Bienenstock - February 12, 2019