Controversial Playboy model Dani Mathers was scheduled to promote her health-conscious cannabis pill this week at San Diego’s first legal medical marijuana dispensary.
Mathers, the 2015 Playboy “Playmate of the Year,” was charged with misdemeanor invasion of privacy in November for secretly photographing a naked woman in a gym locker room and posting the photo on social media with negative comments.
While Mathers has kept a relatively low profile since the July body-shaming incident, she is still actively promoting CannaPro, vegan marijuana pills that contain no sugar, fat, gluten or solvents.
Marijuana users who prefer consuming edibles to smoking the drug often complain that most edibles come in the form of cookies and candy, which include sugar, fat and other unhealthy ingredients.
Zach Lazarus, chief executive of A Green Alternative dispensary in Otay Mesa, said the pill created in 2014 by Mathers and boyfriend John Connor helps solve that problem.
“Being in the health-conscious state that we are, this is a very successful product for us,” said Lazarus, who began selling CannaPro about four months ago. “It’s flying off the shelves.”
Mathers will promote the pill with an appearance from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday at A Green Alternative, 2335 Roll Drive in Otay Mesa.
“The bulk of the business will always be the traditional flower, which has been here since the beginning of time,” said Lazarus. “But a lot of people like to participate in the world of cannabis without smoking it.”
CannaPro pills are also available at Harbor Collective at 2405 Harbor Drive, another of the 15 legal dispensaries the city of San Diego has approved. In addition, the pill is sold at several illegal dispensaries the city is trying to shut down.
Lazarus said the pills will be legal without a medical marijuana card when the state finalizes regulations later this year based on approval by state voters last November of recreational marijuana. The new laws, however, may require some packaging changes, he said.
Mathers pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of invasion of privacy in Los Angeles last fall. She has also publicly apologized for the incident.
In July, Mathers posted to Snapchat a photo of a nude woman in the locker room of an L.A. Fitness gym with the caption “If you can’t un-see this, I can’t either.” Mathers also added a picture of herself covering her mouth to hold back laughter.
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