Drone Operated by Pro-Legalization Group Drops Weed Over Tel Aviv, Israel

An activist group that’s pushing for legalization of weed in Israel used a drone to drop baggies of marijuana over a main square in Tel Aviv on Thursday.

Prior to the drop, the group hinted at the prospect of free marijuana from the air using a drone. “The time has come,” the Green Drone pro-legalization group wrote in a message on its Telegram web channel. “Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the Green Drone sending you free cannabis from the skies.”

According to Reuters, police reportedly arrested two men who flew the quadcopter over Rabin Square, an area that’s often the site of protests and rallies.

Authorities revealed in a statement that the packets contained “a dangerous drug” and that officers were able to retrieve dozens of them. In police photos, it appears that the baggies were filled with weed.

Video shows people grabbing some of the packets before the police arrived on the scene, with some even walking through traffic to recover the ones that had fallen onto the road.

Medical use of marijuana is legal in Israel, while recreational use is illegal, though mostly decriminalized. It was a consensus on Twitter that weed dropping from the sky makes for a pretty good Thursday.



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