A columnist, frequent contributor, and video host/producer at VICE Media, David Bienenstock is also author of The Official High Times Pot Smoker's Handbook and Legalized It!, and a ten-year veteran of High Times magazine, including as West Coast Editor for the world's best-known marijuana brand. He currently produces the VICE Munchies show Bong Appetit, including episodes like A Gourmet Weed Dinner at Hunter S. Thompson's House (over 900,000 views) and Marijuana Nonna (over 1.5 million views). In Spring 2016, Plume (an imprint of Penguin) will publish his new book: How to Smoke Pot (Properly): A Highbrow Guide to Getting High.

          A contributor to VICE, VICE News, Motherboard, Salon, Munchies, Alternet, the Guardian, the Wirecutter, and other publications, he writes about politics, music, culture, technology and travel, while making frequent media appearances, including on CNN, NPR, MSNBC, and Fox News.