Coming from an array of backgrounds, the writers of Zamnesia bring an eclectic mix of insights and experiences from the world of cannabis, and drug culture in general, to our website. They dedicate their time to exploring the hidden depths of psychedelics and the intricacies of all things cannabis, producing informative and entertaining articles from it all. Everything you see here on the Zamnesia website - from the blogs and guides to the information pages and product descriptions - was created by these guys.
Josh is Zamnesia’s in-house writer, reviewer and product examiner. A rocker at heart, Josh was exposed to various aspects of cannabis and psychedelic culture throughout his youth, eventually leading him to take up an interest in cannabis related activism, science and fun – not to mention the many other interesting psychoactive substances out there!
When not delving into the depths of everything green, or getting lost in the workings of psychedelics, Josh enjoys gaming, rocking, and pretty much everything you would imagine a man in his late 20’s would.
Josh also finds it weird having to write about himself in the third person.
Lucas, part-time writer, full-time visionary. Growing up in a sleepy suburb, the world of psychedelic remedies and the detailed, growing cannabis industry couldn't be further apart. Despite this, his desire to look deeper than the stereotypical 9-5 grind led him to explore the vast and unparalleled worlds that psychedelic substances have to offer, intrigued by their various effects on our perception of reality.
A lover of anime, gaming and just about anything that requires creativity. Ditching the 9-5 grind is still a dream that awaits fulfillment, however until then it is onward and upwards with exploring the cosmos!
a.k.a tripping balls whilst watching One Piece....
Ralf, full-time writer and translator, grew up in a workers' settlement in a northern German town. Being curious he started smoking pot at the age of 18 and subsequently embarked on an exploration of the effects of LSD and magic mushrooms. His experiments led to an extremely open-minded person with an insatiable curiosity - and a résumé that reads as if he knows no bounds as regards versatility.
He was a quality controller for a gas chromatography device manufacturer, worked as an interior decorator, taught himself HTML and worked as a webmaster - to name just a few of his endeavours.
A coincidence brought Zamnesia to his attention when the shop was still wet from birth and it took just a few mails till we knew we had to have this crazy dude in our team!
Georg was born in Bavaria, Germany. Life there was not too exciting, so he moved to Berlin in the 90s. Crazy things happened and Georg found himself living in Chicago. Today, he lives in Southern Spain.
Georg could be considered a typical “geek” who loves to spend hours building computers, coding, playing MMORPGs or reading about quantum theory. However, this was before a neighbour gifted him a greenhouse. This was when Georg discovered a burning passion for growing.
When you don’t see Georg attending to his plants in the brutal Spanish heat, he is likely busy writing or making websites as a freelancer.
Born and raised on the American East Coast, Laura is one of our part-time writers who loves growing all kinds of plants, especially cannabis. She prefers soil to hydro, indoors to out, and is just starting to dig into organic growing techniques. If she ever puts down her laptop long enough, a worm farm is at the top of her to-do list, right after perfecting her super soil recipe.
When not trying new ways to grow cannabis, Laura is working on her extraction skills. QWISO, check! Tinctures? In the works! Bubble Bags? purchased, but not tried. BHO? She's working up her nerve …
Laura keeps her eye on both the American and European scene for promising new strains, but you won't find her in Amsterdam or even Cali - family, farm life, 16 dogs, and an assortment of other animals, both tame and wild, keep her planted firmly in place.
Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Top-Shelf Grower is a veteran of the cannabis world. He started growing dope and writing stories at age 16, and has never stopped.
Highly educated with worthless academic qualifications, he is extensively experienced in both photocopying and shredding documents for large multinationals. After graduating from Dublin City University in 2007, Top-Shelf worked in at least 17 different jobs before turning 30. But hey it’s like Hunter S. Thompson said: “When the going gets weird the weird turn pro”.
Top-Shelf Grower fled Ireland in 2016 to become a full-time freelance writer, and documents cannabis grows on YouTube. He is currently based in southern Spain, and absolutely dedicated to delivering Top-Shelf reports until captured or killed.
Cory Hughes was a police officer in the United Stated for many years before seeing the light...a grow light that is....He moved to the cannabis capitol of the world, Denver Colorado, where he learned the fine art of marijuana cultivation.
Ante, one of our part-timers, comes from a small town on the sunny Mediterranean coast of Croatia. Working as an IT specialist for the better part of his 20’s, he graduated from a college and decided to ditch the safety of the 9-5 job. In the years to follow he traveled, worked various exciting jobs and experimented with psychoactive substances, broadening his horizons.
The love for marijuana was strong among the folk in his hometown, and as a teenager, he enjoyed an occasional spliff here and there, but the true bond with cannabis was formed when he tried growing it as an experiment.
A few months later he found himself immersed in a world of cannabis cultivation, absorbing every bit of information he could to perfect his grows. With a careful scientific approach, he established a number of successful indoor and outdoor operations, preferring organic growing. His current mission is to create a unique hybrid strain, native to Croatia.
To balance his peaceful side of character and Zen marijuana gardening, he’s often engaged in various extreme sports such as rock climbing and snowboarding. Every other bit of spare time, he spends at the computer writing, and playing every Warcraft franchise game there is.
Bardot Walker is a full-time writer, travelling musician and alchemist from the Philippines. Growing up in the English countryside instilled in him a love for nature, and disillusionment with society and culture led to a keen interest in expanding consciousness from a young age. This eventually led to cannabis cultivation, mycology, chemistry, and neo-shamanism.
When not writing or performing on the street, he can usually be found smoking a joint, staring at trees, or looking for his little black cat.
Marguerite Arnold is an American expat now resident in Frankfurt, Germany. She has worked in the digitalization of two industries (media and banking) for the last 25 years in addition to her writing work. She is currently finishing her EMBA at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management while writing her thesis business plan for an insuretech business platform. She published her first book last year on the pace of marijuana reform globally.
With years of writing experience under her belt, Marguerite dedicates her time to exploring the cannabis industry and the developments fo the legalisation movement.
Growing up in an illegal city, Brittney began smoking weed when she was fifteen years old. And ever since the first hit, she's been in love with cannabis. However, she didn't become interested in the cannabis industry until just recently. When she began writing full time, that's when her passion for the industry emerged. Though she's newer to the green scene, writing full time allows her to learn new things about it every day.
When Brittney isn't busy writing, she is studying. Currently in college full time as well, she is eagerly slaving away to earn a degree in healthcare management. Upon graduation, she hopes to relocate so that can advance further into the cannabis industry, and put her degree to good use.
Though Brittney stays busy most of the time, she's never too busy to shop, read a good book, or seek new thrills.
Luke Sumpter is a journalist based in the United Kingdom, specialising in health, alternative medicine, herbs and psychedelic healing. He has written for outlets such as Reset.me, Medical Daily and The Mind Unleashed, covering these and other areas.
He has a passion for clearing away the bias and propaganda that surround many psychoactive plants and aims to reveal their true transformational and healing potential through his writing.
Steven Mike Voser is an international freelance journalist. He regularly reports on a variety of issues, including cannabis, healthcare, trending news, and more.
He has contributed to High Times magazine and worked with Al Jazeera English prior to pursuing a freelance career.
In 2015, one of his original film concepts for Al Jazeera, Stray Bullets, was nominated for an International Emmy Award for Current Affairs & News.