From Ben Guarino's 11-30-16 Washington Post article entitled "Clones of Hunter S. Thompson's Private Marijuana Strain Are Coming to Colorado Weed Shops":
"Journalist Hunter S. Thompson, who so memorably wrote about drifting through Las Vegas with a 'car full of marijuana
and head full of acid,' is destined for immortality of the cannabis
variety. Marijuana strains, of the same stuff he enjoyed while he was
alive, will be officially labeled with his Gonzo brand. The plants will
be cloned or hybridized from six strains that he smoked before his
suicide in 2005, according to his widow Anita Thompson.
"In June, Anita Thompson obtained the rights to Thompson’s likeness, ownership of the author’s Owl Farm home
and control of the 'Gonzo' logo, the Aspen Times reported. And the
first official Gonzo merchandise under her stewardship? Gonzo-branded
marijuana sold in Colorado, where it is legal to purchase retail cannabis from recreational dispensaries.
"'I’m looking forward to being a drug lord,' she joked to the Times, which she further clarified on Facebook
was a 'silly' turn of phrase that 'doesn’t match my personality.'
Thompson said that profits from the sales will support renovating Owl
Farm into a museum. The compound will also house a retreat for writers
have found a legal method to extract the DNA from Hunter’s personal
marijuana and hashish,' Thompson wrote in her Facebook post. She said
she saved the plant material for 12 to 15 years. 'I am in the process of
making the strains available to those who would like to enjoy the
authentic Gonzo strains in legal states.'"
To read the rest of Guarino's article, click HERE.