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Ben Hartman

Ben Hartman is a journalist with expertise in all things cannabis, organized crime families, refugees, and everything in between. Originally from Austin, he has reported across the Middle East and is the senior cannabis correspondent at The Cannigma.

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  • News

    This mother saved 2 of her children with medical cannabis

    Medical cannabis use for children can be a sensitive topic for even the most vocal cannabis activists. Approaching the topic...

  • News

    Is Reddit the most pro-cannabis social media space?

    Reddit isn’t all trolls and memes, although that’s a significant portion of the traffic. It’s no surprise then that the...

  • Recipes

    What is lecithin and why is it in your edibles?

    Cannabis edibles have progressed beyond basic “pot brownies” and now come in all sorts of flavors and tastes and most...

  • News

    Women more likely to substitute prescription drugs for cannabis, survey says

    Women are more likely to use cannabis as a substitute for prescription drugs, according to the findings of a new...

  • News

    Scientists weren’t able to kill monkeys with excessive amounts of THC. Here’s why this matters

    The good news first - if you were for whatever reason to give a rhesus monkey a “massive” dose of...

  • History

    Weed slang – the most common nicknames for cannabis

    After about a century of prohibition, and even longer spent as a subculture of its own on every continent on...

  • How to

    How to make and use a water bottle bong

    A cannabis fan with some great herb can be truly ingenious when backed into a corner with no bong, pipe,...

  • News

    Three years after legalization, what’s the state of the cannabis industry in Canada?

    For more than three years, Canada has had the sort of nationwide legal cannabis that people in the US can...

  • How to

    Cannabis on a budget: 10 tips for making your weed last longer

    There’s nothing quite like the feeling of having an abundance of great weed all the time. You ditch the pipe...

  • News

    Celebrity cannabis brands: what’s the buzz all about?

    Clint Eastwood and Justin Beiber both made headlines in and around the cannabis industry earlier this month, but for radically...