Cannabis Advocates Use A Drone To Drop Hundreds Of Bags Of Weed Over Israel

A Recent Protest Against Cannabis Laws In Israel Used Technology To Give Out Tons Of Free Weed

Israel’s cannabis users are getting frustrated with the country’s laws that ban the plant. In Middle Eastern countries, cannabis use is illegal. Some use is decriminalized – if, for example, the user is privately using cannabis and they are over 18. Still, adults caught using cannabis in public face hefty fines, or even a criminal investigation.

Folks standing in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv were startled by small bags falling from the sky on Thursday afternoon. What was in the bags? Cannabis. That’s right: a group of pro-cannabis advocates launched hundreds of bags of cannabis to the ground with the help of a drone.

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s…cannabis?


The group is called the Green Drones, and they advocate for the complete legalization of cannabis in Israel. Before the launch, they published a message on social media hinting at what they would be up to:

“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.”

The message came with an indication that the drone would play a role in the group’s operations – this would be their new delivery system, appropriately called ‘rain of cannabis.’

“We’re launching the ‘rain of cannabis’ project, [which] will include a weekly delivery to different parts of the country of 1 kilo of cannabis divided into free 2-gram bags,” the message read.

They continued, opting to discuss the issues cannabis users have had accessing the plant since the coronavirus pandemic began. Israel just began its second lockdown – in fact, it is the first developed country with two lockdowns.

Thus, the group explains, delivering cannabis “requires thinking outside the box and coming up with new ways of getting cannabis to consumers.”

There’s No Way This Is Legal, Right?

As you can imagine, arrests were made following the storm of green baggies. Police announced after the incident that two suspects in their 30s were arrested. They allege that these suspects operated the drone. Police say the distribution of a substance suspected to be dangerous is illegal.

We’re not sure how Green Drones will keep their new delivery system going with several arrests on their hands, but you’ve got to admit – seeing weed fall from the sky would be pretty cool.