It must have sounded like a good idea at the time.
Authorities in Tel Aviv, Israel arrested two men for operating a quadcopter that flew over Rabin Square and dropped small packets containing marijuana. Activists regularly take to the square to call for the legalization of the drug, and some used social media to promise free weed to those who showed up.
The Green Drone pro-legalization group wrote on the social media platform Telegram:
“The time has come. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the Green Drone sending you free cannabis from the skies.”
The police claimed to have recovered many of the packets, but the Maariv news site said passersby also snagged some before the police arrived. Apparently, some people waded through heavy traffic to retrieve the packets.
Recreational marijuana isn’t legal in Israel, but it’s not something the police actively pursue, either.