November 30, 2016


Get Ready To Smoke Hunter S. Thompson's Weed

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You may soon be able to smoke some of Hunter S. Thompson's favorite strain of weed. Wife Anita Thompson says she has found a way to clone his marijuana, which she has kept for around 15 years.

In a Facebook post, the widow details how she will sell the goods in states where it is legal in order to support the Thompson estate and scholarship. The estate, called Owl Farm, will serve as a writers' retreat at recording studio.

The post explains:

"I have found a legal method to extract the DNA from Hunter's personal marijuana and hashish that I saved for 12-15 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. Although the 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."

The two scholarships set up in Thompson's name will go to journalism students at the University of Kentucky, where the writer’s parents met, and to military veterans at Columbia University.