It’s been nearly a dozen years since anyone has gotten high with the late, great writer Hunter S. Thompson but cannabis lovers will soon have the opportunity to at least sample his personal stash.
While pot was only one of many, many drugs enjoyed by the founder of Gonzo journalism, who killed himself in 2005 at the age of 67, his widow has announced on Facebook that she has found a way to clone and sell his supply.
“I have found a legal method to extract DNA from Hunter’s personal marijuana and hashish that I saved for 12-15 years,” wrote Anita Thompson, who married the counter-culture icon two years before his suicide. “I am in the process of making the strains available to those who would like to enjoy the authentic Gonzo strains in legal states.”
She obtained the rights to her husband’s likeness, ownership of the famous Owl Farm home in Colorado, and control of the “Gonzo” logo. A trust has rights to his book sales.
She added cannabis growers had often approached her often to grow their own strain and put his name on their brand.
Thompson said she will use the proceeds from sales to support turning Owl Farm into a museum and the compound into a writers’ retreat.