Hundreds of small bags of marijuana fell from a drone flying over the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on Thursday afternoon, prompting passersby and others tipped off to the planned drop to scurry into roadways as they collected the illicit cargo from the ground.
The pot, packaged in small plastic bags, was dropped by a group known as the Green Drones, an illicit delivery service that operates via the encrypted app Telegram. The group also advocates for the legalization of cannabis in Israel, where currently only the medicinal use of cannabis is permitted under some circumstances.
The Green Drones, which uses the phrase “free love” as its slogan, hinted at the impending mass delivery from the sky in a message posted on the app before the drop.
“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 group wrote on Telegram. “Enjoy my beloved brothers, this is your pilot brother, making sure we all get some free love.”
Following the announcement, a quad-rotor drone aircraft flew over Rabin Square in Tel Aviv and dropped hundreds of bags of pot from the sky. The activity