A drone dropped hundreds of bags of cannabis on Thursday afternoon over Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, attracting dozens of confused people, who rushed to pick up as many bags as they could carry.
The bags of cannabis were dropped by the “green drone” Telegram group, which advocates for the legalization of cannabis in Israel, with “free love” being the group’s slogan.
Before dropping the cannabis over Tel Aviv, the group published a message on Telegram, hinting at the planned operation.
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.
The message also indicated that the operation was part of the group’s celebratory launching of a new delivery system titled “rain of cannabis.”
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 police announced shortly after the incident that it had arrested two suspects in their 30’s, who allegedly operated the drone that flew over Rabin Square which scattered the bags of cannabis.
According to police, the distribution of a substance suspected to be dangerous is illegal. The suspects who were arrested will be interrogated and dealt with accordingly.
Jerusalem Post / ABC Flash Point News 2020.