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Cannabis joints thrown at pub patrons by masked man


No idea yet what the man was trying to prove, promote or protest, but he shouted, “I’ll be right back”.

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It’s unclear what a masked man was trying to prove, promote or protest when he walked into a bar in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba and started throwing joints of cannabis on customers before escaping.

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The bit of theater probably made for some great conversation among patrons at Bar Ilan shortly before midnight recently. Initially, however, it raised considerable concerns about a potential terrorist incident, company owner Illan Zagdon suggested, per YNetNews.

Indeed, the two-minute display left Zagdon perplexed.

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He said the stunt began when a man burst into the pub, retrieved a handful of cannabis products from a white bag, threw joints at customers, then shouted: ‘I’ll be right back’. , as he exited and fled to an awaiting getaway. auto.

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Zagdon’s theory is that the man is a drug dealer and the unorthodox dispersal was a marketing stunt for students at the nearby university, many of whom are patrons of the pub. Since law enforcement began cracking down on dealers using Telegram to sell drugs, it may be that dealers thought it was worth physically going to places frequented by potential customers.

No green light yet for recreational cannabis

Medical cannabis is legal in Israel with a permit, notes a government brief. Applications for a medical cannabis license or modification of said license must be submitted by a medical specialist with expertise in the condition being treated and then approved by the Ministry of Health.

Although there have been attempts to give adult cannabis the green light, recreational cannabis remains illegal in the country.

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That said, many people expect legalization to eventually happen.

Draft regulations earlier this year indicated that cannabis use would be subject to a fine rather than potentially being dealt with through criminal prosecution, Ha’aretz released in February. The country already decriminalized adult use of small amounts of the plant in private more than three years ago.

Perhaps that was reason enough for the masked man to recently celebrate by handing out cannabis products at the pub.

Either way, Zagdon informed the police of the incident and an investigation was reportedly initiated.

Throwing weed in front of the authorities is nothing new

It’s certainly not the first time that weed has been distributed, but most of the time the motivation for these incidents is, by turns, high or low minded.

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The first was certainly the case when free medical marijuana was distributed in Halifax at the end of 2020 in an effort to help reduce opioid use.

An argument could also be made for the former regarding a group of activists who used a drone to drop packets of suspected cannabis in a main square in Tel Aviv two years ago in a show of support for legalization. cannabis for adult use.

That said, there are plenty of examples of pot thrown not out of altruism or protest, but as the fastest way to avoid prosecution.

Countless failed attempts to avoid the long arm of the law have included the British man who threw five dozen marijuana plants from his balcony which were later found by police, the Australian man involved in throwing plants of cannabis on mounted police at an unauthorized protest and even the woman who allegedly had her children throw cannabis as she led police on a high-speed chase.

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