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Codi Peterson, PharmD

Codi Peterson is The Cannigma's Chief Science Officer. He is a practicing pharmacist with a passion for cannabis-based medicine. Given his diverse pediatric pharmacy experience and knack for educating, he tries to share his knowledge whenever possible. Building on his experience teaching healthcare professionals about pharmacology and pharmacotherapy, he aims to educate as many as possible about the medicinal potential of cannabis.

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  • Plant

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    Edibles vs smoking: which is better? 

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  • Plant

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  • Delivery

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    Cannabis oils: the different types and what they’re used for

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  • Physiology

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  • Physiology

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  • Physiology

    THC metabolism: How your body metabolizes cannabis

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  • Physiology

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  • Physiology

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  • News

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  • News

    Can you really snort cannabis?

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  • CBD

    What is CBD? Everything you need to know

    Cannabidiol (CBD) belongs to a class of molecules called cannabinoids, which are produced almost exclusively  in cannabis — hence the...

  • Physiology

    5 foods that can affect your high

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  • Research

    Can you smoke weed before surgery?

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  • Plant

    What is delta-10-THC? Is it safe?

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  • Physiology

    Why edibles don’t work for some people

    There are numerous reports of people for whom edibles don't produce the high they expect, even if smoked cannabis does...

  • Research

    Can cannabis make you more empathetic?

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  • Treatment

    What seniors need to know before getting a medical marijuana card

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  • Physiology

    What are the ‘weed shakes’ and how can you prevent them?

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  • Plant

    What is THC-O-Acetate? Is it safe?

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  • Plant

    What is THC? Here’s everything you need to know

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  • News

    What are they smoking? CNN says study found cannabis could double heart attack risk – but did it?

    The CNN headline could hardly have been more alarming if it tried: “Young adult cannabis consumers nearly twice as likely...

  • Research

    If you like how cannabis smells – does that mean it’ll be better for you?

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  • News

    1 in 5 caregivers provide their autistic children CBD as a treatment, survey finds

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  • Physiology

    Does cannabis enhance masturbation?

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  • Physiology

    Does weed lower testosterone?

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  • News

    What makes a great cannabis strain?

    Having an abundance of very potent cannabis at your fingertips is a great problem to have, but are we missing...

  • Physiology

    Mixing weed and alcohol: the good, the bad and the ugly

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  • Research

    Wake and bake: why it feels different and how to do it right

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  • How to

    My parents think I’m a drug addict: how to talk to baby boomers about weed

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  • Research

    What is crossfading and what are the risks?

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  • Plant

    What is HHC and how does it affect the body?

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  • News

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  • How to

    Become a pro with these 7 top vaping tips and tricks

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  • Physiology

    What is greening out? What you need to know about consuming too much cannabis

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  • Plant

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  • How to

    All you need to know before trying cannabis for the first time

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  • How to

    Should you put ice in your bong?

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  • Plant

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    How to grind cannabis – with or without a grinder!

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  • Products

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  • Physiology

    Is cannabis a blood thinner?

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  • Products

    How CBD, CBDA and CBG work to improve sleep, reduce pain and relieve worry

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  • Physiology

    Can you smoke weed on antibiotics?

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  • Recipes

    Gluten-free and keto-friendly edibles

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  • Research

    Here’s what you need to know about cannabis research

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  • Psychedelics

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  • News

    Trap gummies: the problem with black market cannabis edibles

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  • Research

    This first-in-class cannabis sleep study uses wearables to collect data

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  • Psychedelics

    America’s only doctor-reviewed magic mushrooms

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  • Research

    Cannabis as a cancer cure: what is the research and where is it going?

    Patients are often left to their own devices when looking into cannabis and cancer, given the lack of clinical evidence,...

  • Physiology

    What happens when you mix cannabis and tobacco?

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  • Research

    Could CBN really help you sleep? Consumer study data suggest yes.

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  • How to

    6 tips for storing decarbed weed

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  • How to

    How to decarboxylate cannabis without an oven

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  • Physiology

    Does cannabis have calories?

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  • Physiology

    MDMA and weed: a wicked combo or a dangerous mix?

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  • Research

    Sleep issues? Free THC+CBN+CBD gummies for sleep study

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  • How to

    How to smoke weed safer: 8 science-based tips

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  • Physiology

    Does weed actually stunt growth?

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  • Products

    Perimenopausal women are all about this CBD sleep gummy

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  • Physiology

    What’s the deal with cannabis and hair loss?

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  • Products

    Real world data: CBD with CBN, THC, and melatonin is a winning formula for sleep

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