RQS Author Cannabis Journalist & Health Science Researcher

Luke Sumpter

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

Luke Sumpter specializes 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

  • Nitrogen Deficiency in Cannabis: Signs and Solutions

    Join us as we take a dive into the soil and explore everything you need to know about nitrogen deficiency. You're going to learn about the importance of this element in crop health, and what the sy ...

  • The Haze Genetics Collection

    Haze Cannabis - the Royal Queen Seeds Collection Haze: Cloud Eater Cannabis Haze varieties are extraordinary sativa strains. Albeit, with a contentious and hazy history. Sam the Skunk Man boasts h ...
  • How You Can Use Cannabis To Enhance Your Creative Energy

    Cannabis affects us all differently, but many creatives find they have something in common. As they enjoy THC, they feel inclined towards divergent thinking. In other words, inhibitions melt away, ...

  • Gorilla Genetics — The Royal Queen Seeds Collection

    Gorilla Strains — The Royal Queen Seeds Collection Origins of Gorilla Strains: Winning the Genetic Lottery Gorilla strains are modern classics. Much like Haze, Kush, and Skunk, Go ...
  • Weed Bubblers Explained: Everything You Need To Know

    Bubblers: They're not quite bongs, and they're certainly not pipes. This unique piece of smoking gear often gets overlooked by cannabis users and overshadowed by other means of smoking. However, th ...

  • Apollo F1 Grow Report

    Apollo F1 Grow Report Are you looking to grow Apollo F1? Well, you’re in the right place for some inspiration! Check out my week-by-week grow report to find out how I fed, watered, and harvested th ...
  • Gelato Genetics

    After Gelato’s success, many breeders used these premium genetics to create equally tasty hybrids. Here at Royal Queen Seeds, our world-class breeding team has developed cultivars that are arguably su ...
  • Halloween & Cannabis: History, Strains, and Films

    Halloween has become an extremely popular celebration in the West. Although it has ancient and spiritual origins, most people nowadays just see it as an excuse to dress up and eat candy. With canna ...

  • How Can Vapour Pressure Deficit (VPD) Boost Cannabis Yields?

    Vapour pressure deficit, or VPD, refers to the difference between the moisture present in your growing space and the amount of moisture the air could theoretically hold. Why should you, as someone ...

  • How to Smoke Weed Properly

    Yes, there is a proper way to smoke weed. In this article, we delve into some tips on proper smoking etiquette and how to avoid coughing after taking a big hit of THC-infused herb. So, how does one ...

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