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, a business development and marketing consultant, is the author of Chronic Relief: A Guide to Cannabis for the Terminally & Chronically Ill. Prior to her current work as a medical cannabis educator, Whitely was the director of international marketing at the Texas Department of Agriculture and 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.