Name: Luca Marani
Author with Leafreport since: March 2020
School(s) Attended: M.A. in Political Philosophy from UPF (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) of Barcelona, Spain.
Charters and certifications: Certification for English Language Teaching to Adults from Cambridge English Institute
Former Jobs: Freelance Audiovisual Translator, Junior Operations Manager at Plant of Life
Published on: iSmoke Media, Cannabinoid Advisor
Area of Expertise: CBD, Scientific Research, Policy
Using CBD since: 2014
Favourite CBD product: Tinctures, Gummies, Vapes etc.
Luca Marani is a translator, language educator and content creator from Italy. He graduated in 2017 from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, with a Master of Arts in Political Philosophy, writing a dissertation on what was the state of the medical cannabis legislative framework in Spain at the time, and how it affected the rights of the Spanish medical cannabis users community to dignity and quality of life.
With over ten years of experience in various facets of the cannabis industry, in the last three he worked as Sales Representative and International Tradeshow Ambassador for the Spanish CBD products brand ‘Plant of Life’. He spends his free time keeping up to date with the latest worldwide policy developments regarding cannabis and practicing, like many Italians, his amateurial cooking and gardening skills, with a special attention to vegetarian cuisine and organic, seasonal and locally-sourced products.
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The European Industrial Hemp Association announced during its annual conference the birth of a new branch that will tackle Novel Foods licensing for CBD products in Europe.
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Colorado Governor Jared Polis decided the State will celebrate cannabis every year, during the second week of June.
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Czech company Kanavape files an appeal to the EU court, claiming France’s prohibition of CBD products infringes regulations on the free movement of goods
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A reform introduced by Justice and Home Affairs jeopardizes the activities of hemp farmers, processors and distributors.
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