Tel Aviv has been in the news for all the right reasons in the last couple of days. Yes, it has been raining weed, well kind of. Unlike many of the natural phenomenon of raining frogs and fish, a drone company did a publicity stunt by dropping weed on a public gathering recently.
The outcome was met with surprise and excitement while the news of this reached the 4 corners of the globe. On the 3rd of September, Reuters reported that packets of cannabis were being dropped onto Rabin Square, a prominent public gathering space in the Israeli city.
“Is it a bird? Is it a plane?”
No, it’s the Green Drone sending you free cannabis from the skies. Like many countries, facing difficult times, the spokesperson for the Green Drone company thought it would be a great way to lift the spirits of the people. Although it was not clear if the packets contained cannabis, videos of the incident one can see people scrambling around with smiles picking up the packets.
Rain of Cannabis
Unfortunately, police quickly arrested two suspects who were operating the drone and distributing “illegal substances”. However, in high spirits, the group responded with their future plans saying: “We’re launching the ‘rain of cannabis’ project, that will include a weekly delivery to different parts of the country of 1 kilo of cannabis divided into free 2 gram bags.” ( 1 ) Nevertheless, the majority of the public were very excited to receive free gifts of cannabis on the day and hopefully in the future.
Future of Cannabis Delivery
In a preview of things to come, in the same week, Amazon obtained F.A.A. approval to start delivering packages to customers. No, not yet, delivering cannabis flower by air is still in the future but with Amazon’s wide range of CBD products, you legally can have cannabis delivered to your door via drone.
Bottom line is weed delivery by drone is coming, and Tel Aviv had the first taste of this new development in automated delivery systems.
HempEx is a company that already was in the future over 5 years ago making plans to deliver weed via drone. Owner, Richard Cumings did a satire promo video about their “green-friendly” drone delivery system that was said to deliver weed within an hour to your doorstep.
Some great news all around to know that drones are really about to start delivering weed to us. Companies using drones to deliver medicines is not a new concept and has been happening for several years now. Its only a matter of time for this new service to be a reality in the growing cannabis industry. It makes sense in several ways especially since dispensaries are generally situated close to their customers. With the COVID-19 pandemic changing the way we socialise maybe this is the most important development for patients who are in need and cannot risk going to a dispensary themselves.