Hunter S. Thompson’s Widow Launching Gonzo-Branded Marijuana

If you have ever dreamed of smoking from the personal stash of iconic author Hunter S. Thompson, your dream may soon come true. In an interview with The Aspen Times, Anita Thompson, wife of the late author, announced that she is developing a brand of marijuana using strains her husband used to smoke.

Although marijuana has been legal in Colorado for nearly three years, Thompson had been reluctant to join the marijuana industry because she was more intent on preserving her late husband’s literary legacy.

“I was always steering toward his work and away from his lifestyle, but now I feel like I can talk more openly about his lifestyle,” Thompson said. “I’m proud to do it now. Before, it was a little too risky.”

Saving six strains of marijuana that her husband actually smoked, Thompson plans to work with a marijuana company to either clone or create hybrids of the strains and sell them to recreational dispensaries under the name Gonzo, a reference to “Gonzo Journalism,” a journalistic style popularized by the late author.

With the profits from her marijuana deal, Thompson plans to turn Owl Farm, her husband’s longtime home in Woody Creek, Colorado, into a private museum and writer’s retreat.