Article by Will Star, Weed Weekly
Anita Thompson, has steadily been hard at work to honor the literary legend and counterculture icon.
In June, Thompson closed on a legal trust transfer of the 42-acre Woody Creek compound known as Owl Farm, in the central Colorado Rockies where the author lived from 1969-2005. The transfer now gives her full control of the property, along with ownership rights to the “Gonzo” logo and her late husband’s likeness.
Aside from the private museum (slated for a late-2017 opening), up first is “a Gonzo brand of cannabis to be sold in recreational marijuana dispensaries,” she exclusively shared with The Aspen Times.
When The Cannabist spoke with Anita Thompson in 2015 during the annual NORML Aspen Legal Seminarbarbecue, which she has hosted since 2007 at Owl Farm, she touched on Colorado legalization: “He would have had a heyday! Could you imagine Hunter Thompson in a dispensary? Sometimes it breaks my heart when I go into one and that he’s not here. The best way to honor Hunter’s work is to have him in our hearts when we go into dispensaries, when we smoke legally and when we read his words.”