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Alexa Peters

Alexa Peters is a freelance writer who covers music, writing, travel, feminism, and self-help. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Paste, the Seattle Times, Seattle Magazine, and Amy Poehler's Smart Girls.

Most popular articles

Consuming Cannabis During Pregnancy: Here’s What the Science Says

Too many doctors won't discuss the issue, leaving women to research it on their own. Here's a good place to start.

Alexa Peters - March 11, 2018

A New Generation Opens Up About the ‘Grass’ in Bluegrass

With roots in conservative Appalachia, bluegrass isn't known for its embrace of cannabis. But in studio and on the road, it helps the music flow.

Alexa Peters - December 15, 2017

Here’s What Really Happens to Drug Dogs in Legal Cannabis States

No, cannabis legalization does not mean mass execution of K-9 units. We checked.

Alexa Peters - May 11, 2018

Seeking the Secret of the Munchies: One Scientist’s Quest

Why does marijuana make you so hungry? This neuroscientist is narrowing the answer.

Alexa Peters - July 27, 2018

The science behind giving CBD and cannabis to cats and dogs

The question of using medical cannabis to improve the health of your pet is a complicated one. Here's what the science says.

Alexa Peters - October 11, 2018

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Is cannabis ruining your teeth?

A recent study found that cannabis smoking can lead to oral health issues. Here's what the science says, and how to avoid problems.

Alexa Peters - September 20, 2019

Do cannabis sublingual strips really work? Yes—here’s how

Hey, it's not a breath strip! If you let it dissolve under the tongue, it'll work nearly as fast as vaping or smoking.

Alexa Peters - July 1, 2019

57% of Arthritis Patients Have Tried Cannabis. 90% Found It Helped

A mainstream arthritis group surveyed 1,000 patients and found more than half had tried medical cannabis. Most said it helped.

Alexa Peters - June 18, 2019

Can CBD Save the Shopping Mall?

America's largest shopping mall operator, Simon Property Group, will open dozens of CBD product kiosks in its malls. If they build them, will customers come?

Alexa Peters - March 26, 2019

How to Make a Novel Stand Out? Sell It on a Cannabis Pack

Author Thomas Kohnstamm teams up with Saints and Fire Bros to market his new novel "Lake City" on pre-roll boxes.

Alexa Peters - January 8, 2019

Washington’s First-Ever Cannabis Research Lab Goes Live

The first license for a private dispensary must be awarded by June 2020, though authorities say they're aiming to do it faster.

Alexa Peters - December 6, 2018

The science behind giving CBD and cannabis to cats and dogs

The question of using medical cannabis to improve the health of your pet is a complicated one. Here's what the science says.

Alexa Peters - October 11, 2018

Seeking the Secret of the Munchies: One Scientist’s Quest

Why does marijuana make you so hungry? This neuroscientist is narrowing the answer.

Alexa Peters - July 27, 2018

Here’s What Really Happens to Drug Dogs in Legal Cannabis States

No, cannabis legalization does not mean mass execution of K-9 units. We checked.

Alexa Peters - May 11, 2018

Consuming Cannabis During Pregnancy: Here’s What the Science Says

Too many doctors won't discuss the issue, leaving women to research it on their own. Here's a good place to start.

Alexa Peters - March 11, 2018