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Apr 12, 2016 | ISBN 9780147517081

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“Charming…a heartfelt plea to keep pot weird”
The Los Angeles Times

 – Bustle

“A humorous and informative trip through the drug’s various medicinal compounds, a timeline of the its history, and recipes that take you beyond the standard pot brownie—with pro tips from cannabis-friendly celebrities sprinkled throughout.”
—Vanity Fair

“It’s refreshing, in the midst of our binge culture, to find a voice that clearly articulates the benefits and pitfalls of cannabis enthusiasm while strongly encouraging responsible consumption and cultivation. There is no better spokesperson for the cannabis-positive lifestyle in the post-prohibition era than David Bienenstock.”
—Ben Sinclair, co-creator and star of HBO original series High Maintenance
David Bienenstock’s writing skills and sense of humor are matched only by his intimate knowledge of marijuana customs, history, industry and etiquette. As cannabis moves from the underground to the mainstream, no book can better help you navigate the intricacies of this wonderful new era.”
—Danny Danko, High Times Senior Cultivation Editor
“David Bienenstock is my official weed mentor, and as such has taught me many fascinating things about an innocent little plant that’s shifted the tectonic plates of history time and time again. In How To Smoke Pot (Properly), he compiles these insights and many others to provide the most comprehensive guide to cannabis to date.”
—Abdullah Saeed, author of VICE’s Weediquette column and host of Bong Appetit
“This is much more than the ‘how-to’ book that the title implies. While the presentation is somewhat  kaleidoscopic, How To Smoke Pot (Properly) provides, especially to novices, an excellent overview of cannabis and its extraordinary Western acculturation over the last four decades.”
—Dr. Lester Grinspoon, Associate Professor Emeritus at Harvard Medical School and author of Marihuana Reconsidered and Marijuana: The Forbidden Medicine
“I read the shit out of this super funny and informative book, which includes a surprising answer to “Should I eat pot brownies before boarding an airplane?” David Bienenstock is like a really smart version of Ricky from Trailer Park Boys, who can form sentences that teach you stuff about weed—and also make you laugh hard as fuck.”
—Mike Clattenburg, co-creator of Trailer Park Boys and Black Jesus
“Humans have been using cannabis and hemp for tens of thousands of years, but only recently have smart people begun again to think and write clearly about what pot really does and what it’s really good for. David Bienenstock leads the pack in this newly liberated thinking. Free your mind and your grass will follow.”
—Julie Holland, M.D., author of Moody Bitches, Weekends at Bellevue, and The Pot Book
“In our rapidly evolving new age of marijuana appreciation and education, How to Smoke Pot (Properly) provides a thoughtful, historical and comprehensive account of all things cannabis.  Filled with useful information that encompasses just about every situation imaginable, from rolling your first joint to properly passing one in a foreign land with new friends, David Bienenstock expresses his passion and commitment in a way only someone dedicated to keeping it weird possibly can.”
—Alex Lifeson, guitarist of Rush
How To Smoke Pot (Properly) is a delightful book proclaiming that marijuana smoking can be an exhilarating, creative experience. David Bienenstock sets the tone in his introduction when he says, ‘It’s no longer sufficient to talk about the harms of marijuana prohibition. We’ve got to start loudly and proudly celebrating the many serious benefits this plant brings into our lives and communities.”
—Keith Stroup, NORML Founder and Legal Counsel
“It’s a healthy development that society has reached the point where it needed this book, and I’m glad someone of David Bienenstock’s eloquence and experience has written it.”
—Doug Fine, author, Farewell, My Subaru, Too High to Fail, Hemp Bound

“A comprehensive look at all aspects of cannabis, penned by a master of prose…I love this book!”
—Jorge Cervantes, author of Marijuana Horticulture and The Cannabis Encyclopedia

“Incisive…Whether you’re a weed rookie starting from scratch or a seasoned smoker who’s gathered disparate strands of information about the plant over decades, How to Smoke Pot (Properly) presents everything in one place, at the right moment in time.”

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