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The public will finally be able to smoke pot like a goddamn doctor of journalism.
Anita Thompson, the widow of gonzo writer and reporter Hunter S. Thompson, recently announced her plans to produce marijuana from extracted strains of weed he smoked before his death in 2005, she told The Aspen Times.
“Since it became legal [in several states] I get approached probably once a month by cannabis growers, dispensaries,” Anita told The Times. “I’ve had probably 10 meetings in the last three years and I always ended up saying ‘No’ because it’s the same story every time: Somebody wants to slap Hunter’s name on their strain.”
But now, Anita outright owns the gonzo logo and Hunter’s likeness, so she decided to, with help from a unnamed cannabis company, create new brands of marijuana from six strains she saved which Thompson personally smoked, according to the newspaper.
Colorado, where Hunter resided and Anita still lives, was the first state to approve recreational marijuana.
Anita took to Facebook after the local paper’s story came out to offer more information on her plans.
“I have found a legal method to extract the DNA from Hunter’s personal marijuana and hashish that I saved for 12-15 years,” she wrote. “I am in the process of making the strains available to those who would like to enjoy the authentic Gonzo strains in legal states. Although the ‘drug lord’ phrase is silly as it doesn’t match my personality, I am looking forward to making the authentic strains available in legal states to support the Farm and the scholarships.”
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