Founder of Telegrass pot marketplace escapes police in Ukraine

Times of Israel | Aug 16, 2019 at 9:03 AM
  • Amos Dov Silver, the founder of the mass cannabis distribution network known as Telegrass, escaped from law enforcement in Ukraine overnight Thursday ahead of his extradition to Israel, the Israel Police said Friday morning.
  • The suspects were charged with various crimes including drug trafficking, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, possession of drugs other than for personal consumption, obstruction of justice, money laundering and tax evasion.
  • In the years before his arrest, Silver, the Telegrass founder, was an activist for cannabis legalization, including organizing The Big Bong Night in 2014 — an audacious cannabis legalization protest in front of the Knesset in Jerusalem.