Buckle up, America. This trip is only getting started.

As we head towards this year's April 20th — a.k.a. 4/20, a national celebration of everything pot-related — the spread of recreational and medical marijuana legalization is legitimizing a substance that for decades was consumed in the shadows and slandered with banal stereotypes.

We're on a journey to a new country — a place where the relationship between cannabis, citizens, business and government looks like nothing the nation has seen before.

If you're traveling somewhere new, you want a guidebook written by an expert. In 2016, our expert is David Bienenstock, a ten-year veteran of High Times magazine, and our travel guide is his book How to Smoke Pot (Properly), which just came out this week.

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Sam Laird ~ Mashable.com ~

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