RQS Author Cannabis Journalist & Health Science Researcher

Luke Sumpter

I write about: Cannabinoids, terpenes, phytochemicals, organic cultivation

Luke Sumpter specialises in endocannabinoid system science, cannabis phytochemicals, and organic cultivation.

“As something that makes us who we are, we should all seek to learn more about the endocannabinoid system”

With a degree in Clinical Health Sciences and a passion for growing plants, Luke has worked as a professional writer at the intersection of these fields for the past 7 years. Having completed his dissertation on the emerging role of the endocannabinoid system in musculoskeletal medicine, he has a growing interest in the interactions between cannabinoids found in the plant kingdom and this universal regulator.

Luke has also spent several years researching and writing about organic cultivation methods, with a particular focus on soil biology and how caring for the interconnected web of microbes in the soil leads to superior yields and healthier plants. His background in covering health and physiology content allowed him to get to grips with scientific literature and convey complex concepts in simple terms for wider audiences.

Overall, Luke’s areas of expertise are:

  • Endocannabinoid system science
  • Cannabinoids, terpenes, and phytochemicals
  • Organic cultivation

Luke’s latest posts


Latest posts
  • A Guide to Fresh Frozen Weed

    We get it; putting your fresh cannabis buds in the freezer sounds risky at worst and odd at best. However, some of the best cannabis growers in the world place their flowers in sub-zero temperature ...

  • The Best Fruits and Vegetables for Homemade Pipes

    Are you utterly bongless or without smoking papers right now? In that case, head into your kitchen and grab an apple, cucumber, or even a pumpkin. We're serious. These food items make superb DIY ma ...

  • How to Protect Weed Plants From Mice and Rats

    Do mice eat weed? What about rats? That brownie might have been strong, but this is a serious question! Rodents are a threat to cannabis plants in certain areas. Not only do they eat seedlings, but ...

  • The Importance Of Pistils To Cannabis Growers

    Cannabis growers that understand the cannabis life cycle and can tell the difference between male and female plants before flowering will always enjoy more success than the uninformed. Pistils can ...

  • How to Make Homemade Bong

    Got weed but no papers? Or maybe you're at a friend's house and they don't have a bong? Well, have no fear. Here we'll show you three DIY bong-making methods to remedy your situation.

  • How Does Cannabis Affect the Immune System?

    Early research shows that cannabis could suppress the immune system. While this seems promising for diseases caused by an overactive immune system, it could result in an increased risk of infection ...

  • How To Water Cannabis Plants: A Comprehensive Guide

    Your cannabis plants need water in order to thrive. Seems simple enough, doesn’t it? But did you know that incorrect watering is the most common reason for plant health issues? Learn how and when t ...

  • Sherbet Queen Automatic Grow Report

    Has Sherbet Queen Automatic caught your eye? I can see why! I simply had to try this strain after reading her excellent reviews. If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out my grow report to fin ...
  • How Weed Affects The Brain

    Some people will tell you that cannabis doesn't produce any negative effects on the brain, whereas others argue the opposite. The truth lies somewhere in the middle. Below, you'll discover research ...

  • Does Eating Mango Get You Higher?

    Everybody loves a ripe mango. Nothing quite compares to the sweetness and hydration that every bite provides. While most people consume this fruit for the taste, others do so in hopes of boosting t ...

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