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

  • New York Home Grow Legalization: Latest Updates

    Cannabis growers in New York could receive the go-ahead to start legally growing weed at home just before 4/20. However, the decision currently hangs in the balance, with the public comment period ...

  • Top 5 Cannabis Strains Best For Relaxing

    Busy day at work? Deadlines got you stressed? Worry not—we've got some botanical relaxation in store for you. These 5 cannabis strains are the perfect choice when it comes to shedding worries and e ...

  • Top 10 Highest-Yielding Outdoor Autos

    Are you thinking about growing autoflowers outdoors during the approaching growing season? Then why not grow varieties that offer the biggest yields possible? Below, you'll discover details on the ...

  • Cannabis Margaritas: Tequila Meets THC

    Have you ever received a warning never to pair weed and alcohol? Well, you got some good advice! However, the two can go hand-in-hand when users exercise due diligence. Among the many types of cann ...

  • RQS Wins Best Seed Bank at Spannabis, ICA & EMJAYS

    As the largest cannabis fair in the world, we always have an incredible time at Spannabis. However, we have even more fun when we win the Best Seed Bank award! We're happy to announce that we scoop ...

  • Top 5 Cannabis Strains for Sleep

    Different cannabis strains produce different effects. Some will have you feeling supercharged and ready to tackle the day ahead, whereas others will leave you wanting to curl up in bed and take a t ...

  • Cannabis Vaporizers vs Vape Pens: Know The Difference

    Are you in the market for your first vaporizer? Or perhaps you want to expand your collection? Either way, it helps to do some research before committing to a product to make sure it's right for yo ...

  • How to Use Neem Oil to Fight Cannabis Pests

    Neem oil has a long historical use as a biopesticide within traditional farming systems of India. Today, many organic cannabis growers use the substance to tackle pest infestations and diseases wit ...

  • The Best Soil For Growing Autoflowering Cannabis

    Autoflowering strains are speedy, productive, and incredibly reliable. However, they require slightly different care compared to their photoperiod counterparts. Discover the kind of soil that keeps ...

  • Do Cannabis Edibles Go Bad?

    Cannabis edibles such as cookies and brownies are food products, and therefore have an expiration date. However, users can control variables such as temperature and light exposure to not only enhan ...

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