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
  • Top 10 Best Feminized Seeds of 2023

    What are your growing goals in 2023? If you desire the biggest and strongest yields possible, then take your pick of the 10 high-performing varieties below. They're all productive and potent, but e ...

  • CBD Oil For Cats: How Does It Work?

    With CBD oil becoming popular among many humans, it’s just logical to ask whether it can also be used by our feline friends. The short answer is a clear yes! Mr. Whiskers can enjoy CBD as much as w ...

  • How to Grow F1 Hybrid Cannabis Seeds

    F1 hybrid cannabis strains offer increased resistance, bigger yields, higher concentrations of cannabinoids and terpenes, and unparalleled uniformity. Every grower should experience what they have to ...
  • Fastest Cannabis Strains of 2023

    You want to grow weed, but you don't like waiting. Well, these strains can help you out! Our breeders developed these varieties to deliver large yields in as little time as possible. Once you pop t ...

  • Farnesene: A Little-Known Cannabis Terpene

    Have you heard of farnesene? While most cannabis lovers have yet to be acquainted with this terpene, you can expect to hear a lot more about it soon. Some new F1 hybrid cannabis genetics contain mu ...

  • What Are F1 Hybrid Cannabis Seeds?

    Farmers have used F1 hybrid genetics for decades to grow more uniform, resistant, and productive crops. Now, cannabis growers are able to grow true F1 hybrid cannabis seeds. These varieties are hig ...

  • 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 ...

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