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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 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

9 Cannabis Couples Who Changed the Game

Go find that special someone and light one up in honor of these nine incredible cannabis couples who’ve truly changed the game!

David Bienenstock - February 11, 2019

A patient’s guide to using cannabis for cancer

If you (or someone you love) just got diagnosed with cancer, that’s obviously very frightening. Now here’s the good news: cannabis can help.

David Bienenstock - February 6, 2019

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