In an effort to cut down prohibitively the expensive cost of medical marijuana in Italy, the Italian army has begun cultivating its very own cannabis farm

While weed prescriptions are legal in the country, pharmacies have had to rely on imported stock from the Netherlands, inevitably keeping prices for the medicinal herb high. And because state healthcare has yet to cover MMJ prescriptions, patients find themselves spending an average of 35 euro a gram.

The army plans to cultivate around 220 pounds of marijuana annually, with hopes of reducing cost to 5–15 euro a gram.