Once literally demonized as “the Devil's lettuce,” and linked to all manner of deviant behavior by the establishment's shameless anti-marijuana propaganda campaigns, cannabis sativa has lately been enjoying a long-overdue Renaissance. So now that the squares at long last seem ready to rethink pot's place in polite society, how, exactly, can members of this vibrant, innovative, life-affirming culture proudly and properly emerge from the underground—without forgetting our roots, or losing our cool?

In How to Smoke Pot (Properly), VICE weed columnist and former High Times editor David Bienenstock charts the course for this bold, new, post-prohibition world. With plenty of stops along the way for "pro tips" from friends in high places, including cannabis celebrities and thought leaders of the marijuana movement, readers will learn everything from the basics of blazing, to how Mary Jane makes humans more creative and collaborative, nurtures empathy, catalyzes epiphanies, enhances life's pleasures, promotes meaningful social bonds, facilitates cross-cultural understanding, and offers a far safer alternative to both alcohol and many pharmaceutical drugs.

You'll follow the herb's natural lifecycle from farm to pipe, explore cannabis customs, culture and travel, and discover how to best utilize and appreciate a plant that's at once a lifesaving medicine, an incredibly nutritious food, an amazingly useful industrial crop, and a truly renewable energy source. You'll even get funny and informative answers to burning questions ranging from: How can I land a legal pot job? to Should I eat a weed cookie before boarding the plane?

Remember, marijuana has the potential to help us live more meaningful, satisfying and authentic lives, and create safer, happier, more harmonious communities, but first we must learn to consume this miracle plant properly.


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    Published a full four years before Colorado and Washington State voted to legalize marijuana in November 2012, The Official High Times Pot Smoker's Handbook celebrated cannabis and the vibrant culture surrounding it in a comprehensive, “user-friendly” way that predicted society's rapid acceptance of herb smokers and their favorite plant.   
    With funny, informative chapters covering marijuana highstory, profiles of pot-friendly travel destinations and festivals, favorite "cannabis-infused" recipes, smoking skills, advocacy and activism, legal issues, essential marijuana movies and songs, profiles of famous reefer strains, comprehensive growing information, celebrity endorsements, life-saving information on medical marijuana and a life-changing list of 420 Things To Do When You're Stoned, the book is now considered a bestseller with over 75,000 copies sold to date. 
     *The Official High Times Pot Smoker's Handbook was credited by Publishers Weekly with inspiring major publishers to increasingly acquire non-fiction works on marijuana.



     An e-book published just weeks after the most significant event in marijuana history, Legalized It!: Inside Colorado and Washington State’s Historic Votes to End Marijuana Prohibition, and Other Tales of Adventure from a Fully Embedded High Times Reporter takes an insider’s in-depth look at both winning campaigns, plus the future of state-legal cannabis when faced with the federal government’s ongoing prohibition. Legalized It! also features a decade’s worth of High Times field reports, including exclusive interviews with Edward Norton, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Piven, Rob Van Dam, Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, Colorado representative Jared Polis, Gary Johnson, Scott Weiland, The Trailer Park Boys, Kinky Friedman, and many leading voices in the marijuana community, plus off-the-grid visits to remote pot farms, ganja-globbetrekking adventures on three continents, and a comprehensive examination of medical marijuana as a growing movement that’s saving lives and changing the world.
     * Legalized It! was honored by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of 2012's best non-fiction marijuana books.