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

  • The 6 Best Cannabis Strains to Bust Boredom

    Does your brain feel like soup while filling in spreadsheets? Have you had just about enough of writing that assignment? Whatever the source of your boredom, cannabis can step in to make things a l ...

  • Top 5 Popular Cannabis Strains in Italy

    Italians are known all over the world for their delicious food. Well, it turns out they also value flavour when it comes to the weed they cultivate. They also appreciate rapid growing times and rel ...

  • Top 5 Popular Weed Strains in the Netherlands

    Weed smokers all across the world have long viewed the Netherlands as a must-visit cannabis destination. Many legendary weed strains have come out of the country, but which varieties do Dutch citiz ...

  • Top 5 Popular Cannabis Strains in Spain

    Weed growers in Spain enjoy a long and warm growing season, which often equates to big yields. However, selecting the right genetics plays an important part in cultivation success. Discover what ma ...

  • Top 5 Popular Cannabis Strains in Germany

    With legal cannabis cultivation now a reality in Germany, weed plants will be popping up in gardens all over the country. But which varieties have proven the most popular? Well, it appears German g ...

  • Celebrating 420 Day with Mike Tyson: An RQS Extravaganza!

    This 4/20 will go down in the history books at Royal Queen Seeds. We went big last year, but we took things to a whole new level in 2024. We spent our time exploring the epic museum at THC NYC, gav ...

  • Top 5 Popular Cannabis Strains in France

    France has gained a reputation for their refined tastes when it comes to music, art, architecture, cuisine, and wine. It therefore comes as no surprise that cannabis growers in France also have hig ...

  • Top 5 Most Popular Weed Strains in the UK

    Growers in the UK have an appreciation for potent strains, as well as hardy genetics that can handle unfavourable weather. The five strains below meet these demands, and have become the most popula ...

  • Top 5 Popular Strains in the US

    US breeders have created some of the most legendary cannabis strains of all time. But which strains reign supreme in the modern era when it comes to popularity? Discover the 5 most popular strains, ...

  • How to Make Cannabis-Infused Wine

    Both wine and cannabis are loaded with terpenes and other flavourful molecules, and both offer relaxing yet stimulating effects. While mixing booze and bud comes with its fair share of risks, when ...

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