Israeli cannabis advocates representing the “Green Drone” Telegram group dropped hundreds of plastic baggies containing two grams of cannabis flower over Tel Aviv, Israel, according to the Jerusalem Post.
Before the event, activists published a statement via Telegram, an online messaging platform, that hinted at their plan:
“It’s time my dear brothers. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the green drone, handing out free cannabis from the sky… Enjoy my beloved brothers, this is your pilot brother, making sure we all get some free love.” — “Green Drone” cannabis group, via the Jerusalem Post
Passersby were recorded picking up baggies off the streets and sidewalks surrounding Rabin Square in downtown Tel Aviv. Some even stepped through busy traffic to retrieve baggies from the street.
המשטרה עצרה שני גברים בשנות ה 30 לחייהם ״שהמטירו״ מרחפן שקיות גראס בכיכר רבין pic.twitter.com/LpB2rHBSI6
— אלי סניור (@SenyorEli) September 3, 2020
השלל. (לידיעת המשטרה: השארתי את זה זרוק בצד) pic.twitter.com/RjqKXGJkYx
— איתי בלומנטל Itay Blumental (@ItayBlumental) September 3, 2020
The activists hinted that this was only the first such cannabis airdrop. “We’re launching the ‘rain of cannabis’ project, that will include a weekly delivery to different parts of the country of 1 kilo of cannabis divided into free 2 gram bags,” the Green Drone group said on Telegram.
The group may face legal repercussions, however, and police said shortly after the incident they had arrested two individuals who were suspected of operating the drone.
Medical cannabis is allowed in Israel but adult-use cannabis remains illegal. Lawmakers, however, recently signaled support for proposed federal legalization policies.
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