Hunnter S. Thompson’s everlasting influence will soon include a brand of cannabis under the “Gonzo” name, thanks to his widow, Anita Thompson.
According to the Aspen Times, Anita saved six different strains of her late husband’s personal marijuana from which she (with the help of a cannabis company) will extract DNA and grow “authentic” strains for public sale. The product will be sold at dispensaries, and the proceeds will go to restoring the late writer’s Owl Farm ranch, which Anita hopes to turn into a museum and writer’s retreat.
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Hunter took his own life a decade before recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado. Last year, Anita told the Cannabist, “He would have had a heyday! Could you imagine Hunter Thompson in a dispensary? Sometimes it breaks my heart when I go into one and that he’s not here.”
Hunter once famously said, “I have always loved marijuana. It has been a source of joy and comfort to me for many years. And I still think of it as a basic staple of life, along with beer and ice and grapefruits—and millions of Americans agree with me.” Millions enough to pass recreational marijuana legalization in four states this election, and medical marijuana laws in four more