Hunter S. Thompson was a journalist, writer, and poet. He is probably best known for writing “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”. He is also the writer of “The Rum Diaries”. His journalistic style was termed “Gonzo” as it blurred the lines between fact and fiction. Thompson is reported to have lived all over the Western Hemisphere before finally settling in Colorado in the 1960s. He died in 2005.
His wife at the time of his death was Anita Thompson. Mrs. Thompson has announced that she has reached an agreement with an unknown producer to legally clone Mr. Thompson’s marijuana stash that she retained from the time of his death. The proceeds from the cloned product, which will be called “Gonzo”, will go into revitalizing Mr. Thompson’s 42 acre “Owl Farm”, creating a museum, and providing scholarships.
Mr. Thompson is known to have been a fan of marijuana. He is reported to have said, “I have always loved marijuana. It has been a source of joy and comfort to me for many years. And I still think of it as a basic staple of life, along with beer and ice and grapefruits – and millions of Americans agree with me.”
Nationally legal sales of Marijuana have reached $7.4 billion dollars. It is projected to surpass $20.6 BILLION by the end of 2020.