Weed myths, misconceptions, and questions debunked and answered (VIDEO)

Every Question You’ve Ever Had About Weed, Answered

Every Question You’ve Ever Had About Weed, Answered

The state of the universe.
April 19 2016 10:08 AM

All Your Burning Questions About Weed, Answered

Does coughing get you high faster? Can your cat really get stoned? How would an adult find a dealer?

weed guy.
David Bienenstock.

Slate

David Bienenstock’s new book, How to Smoke Pot (Properly): A Highbrow Guide to Getting High, arrives at a pivotal moment for pot. Even as more states bring marijuana into the open, some parts of our weed knowledge haven’t evolved past the dorm room. At once a richly detailed how-to guide, a moral call to arms, and an encyclopedia of weed culture, the book offers years of hard-earned wisdom on the art of lighting up.

Slate asked Bienenstock, a former High Times editor and current Vice contributor, to share some of that wisdom by answering some of our frequently asked questions. For instance: Does body weight affect how quickly you get high? Is smoking out of a bong healthier? What about a vape? How does a clueless grownup find a dealer? How do you set off someone’s “jaydar” (apparently a thing!)? In the video above, Bienenstock drops knowledge you can use, just in time for a certain holiday this week.

Aymann Ismail is a Slate video producer/editor.

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