Jean Colombera

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Jean Colombera (born 2 February 1954 in Esch-sur-Alzette) is a politician and physician in Luxembourg. He currently sits as a member of the Chamber of Deputies for the Alternative Democratic Reform Party, representing the Nord constituency.

Born in Esch-sur-Alzette, Colombera is an Italian Luxembourger. He was formerly an Italian citizen, but gained Luxembourgian citizenship in 1999.[1] Originally a Green, after gaining citizenship (a condition for being a deputy), Colombera asked Jean-Pierre Koepp if the ADR had a spare slot on their list in Nord,[1] in which his hometown of Vichten is located.

In the 1999 election, Colombera was elected, narrowly finished second (behind Koepp) on the ADR's list, with two being elected.[2] Colombera lost his seat in 2004, as the ADR lost its second seat in Nord and Colombera once again came second, again behind Koepp.[3] He regained his seat in the 2009 election, after Koepp retired, allowing Colombera to re-enter the Chamber despite the ADR falling to fifth place in the constituency.[4]

Colombera is a campaigner in favour of legalising medical cannabis. He is head of the Francophone Union for Cannabinoids in Medicine (French: Union Francophone pour les Cannabinoïdes en Médecine). He is under investigation for prescribing cannabinoids to his patients, under Luxembourg's Narcotics Act.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "Der alternative Medizinmann". Luxemburger Wort (in German). 5 August 2009. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "1999: Circonscription Nord" (in French). Service Information et Presse. 7 April 2009. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  3. ^ "2004: Circonscription Nord" (in French). Service Information et Presse. 7 April 2009. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  4. ^ "2009: Circonscription Nord" (in French). Service Information et Presse. 7 April 2009. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  5. ^ "Im Fall einer Anklage würde ich mich dem Richter stellen". Luxemburger Wort (in German). 7 October 2010. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. 

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