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The Italian army has unveiled its first cannabis farm, which has been established to drive down the cost of medical marijuana in the country.
The government announced the initiative back in September, which will see the army producing 100kg of the drug every year.
It opened the doors to its secure growing room in a military-run pharmaceutical plant in Florence for the first time this week, with its crop flourishing.
“The aim of this operation is to make available to a growing number of patients a medical product which isn’t always readily available on the market, at a much better price for the user,” Colonel Antonio Medica told Corriere della Sera.
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