Hundreds of bags of cannabis dropped by a drone over the streets of Tel Aviv, two men are arrested
Two men arrested after they flew a drone stacked up with bags of cannabis, which the device dropped over Tel Aviv.
- Tel Aviv Police arrested two men after a drone dropped hundreds of bags of cannabis.
- The men were part of a group of activists called ‘Green Drone’.
- The group advocates for the legalization of the substance in Israel.
After onlookers spotted a drone dropping hundreds of bags of marijuana over Rabin Square, many rushed to grab themselves a piece of the apparently free substance, as Truth Theory reveals. However, the public’s curiosity eventually caught the attention of the police as well. The scene was caught on camera.
As per the Jerusalem Post, the two arrested men belong to a Telegram group called the ‘Green Drone’. The group with a slogan saying: ‘Free Love’, advocates for the legalization of cannabis in Israel.
Moments before the organization released the drone, they wrote a message on the Telegram page, saying:
“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.”
הזייה בכיכר רבין: רחפן הטיל מהשמיים עשרות שקיות של מריחואנה. מי שעומד מאחורי המיזם זאת קבוצה שמכנה את עצמה "הרחפן הירוק". בגלל שלא חישבו נכון את הרוח, רוב החומר התפזר על הכביש באבן גבירול. עוברי אורח נהנו מהשלל@ynetalerts pic.twitter.com/xeziJsH950
— איתי בלומנטל Itay Blumental (@ItayBlumental) September 3, 2020
The Twitter post reads:
“Hallucination in Rabin Square: A skimmer dropped dozens of bags of marijuana from the sky. The person behind the project is a group that calls itself the “Green Drone”. Because the wind was not calculated correctly, most of the material was scattered on the road in Ibn Gvirol. Passers-by enjoyed the loot”
The unusual and still illegal in Israel event was reportedly in celebration of a new project called ‘Rain of Cannabis’.
The masterminds behind the operation explained that due to the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown restrictions in the country, they had to come up with ‘new ways of getting cannabis to consumers’. They call their actions ‘thinking outside the box’.
Sending this message, the group says they will be able to deliver the substance across the country, despite the current laws against it. They stated:
“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.”
It is still unclear what charges the two men are facing, as they are technically not selling the marihuana, but giving it away. Besides, they weren’t in possession of the substance by the time the police arrived either.
Since cannabis is still illegal in Israel, the men who were taken into custody may face serious jail time. However, activists are still trying to promote the idea of legalizing marihuana in the country with two bills introduced to the country’s legislature earlier this year, which could potentially lead to legalization.