Who can forget when Machel Montano sang about “big fat fish raining from the sky”? What could be better than healthy food raining from the sky? Well, nothing can beat that but some natural and healthy herb raining from the sky must come pretty close. That’s exactly what happened in Israel late last week as thousands of bags of marijuana rained from the sky in Israel right in the middle of a square in Tel Aviv.
Dozens of surprised people rushed out into the busy street to collect the marijuana bags, which were dropped by a group called “Green Drone”.
Green Drone advocates for the legalization of marijuana in Israel, where the substance is still largely illegal, even as apartheid is de facto legal.
Just before the drop, the group posted a message on the messaging app Telegram, warning of what they were about to do.
“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 read.
The Jerusalem Post said that the police arrested two people suspected of operating the drone, and said that they were being interrogated.
However, Green Drone has promised to continue dropping a kilo of marijuana a week, over different parts of the country.
Israeli legislators are currently debating one bill that would decriminalize cannabis and another that would legalize it for adult use, according to the website Marijuana Moment.