Quality sleep is critical to human emotional, mental and physical health, yet it eludes between 50-70 million Americans. In this report, we will explore why sleep matters, the role of the endocannabinoid system in sleep, and how cannabis and its components — in particular, CBD and THC — may benefit those with sleep issues.
Nishi Whiteley is the author of Chronic Relief: A Guide to Cannabis for the Terminally & Chronically Ill. She is also the Director for Americas Business Development at the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute. Prior to her current work she was a business development consultant and medical cannabis educator. Whitely also served as the director of international marketing at the Texas Department of Agriculture and was a fertilizers industry trends analyst for the Elsevier Group. Through her writing and speaking, Whiteley seeks to bridge the gap between cannabis science and safe application.