Hunter S. Thompson‘s widow has plans to market and sell a line of cannabis products with her late husband’s image.
Anita Thompson, will sell these goods at the writer’s former home Owl Farm, she plans to transform into a writer’s retreat, a private museum and a store. This past summer, Anita purchased the so-called “fortified compound” from the late author’s trust. The property, where she lived with her husband, was the location where he wrote many of his most famous works. The Aspen Times has the scoop:
The sale that closed in June gives her full ownership and control of the property. The appraised value of her occupancy rights was $3.7 million, which exceeded the $2.55 million appraised value of Owl Farm. She struck a deal with the trustees to buy the property back from the trust for $500,000 (with funds she said she borrowed from friend and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay). At the same time, Thompson gave up her rights as a beneficiary of her husband’s book sales but gained full ownership rights to the “Gonzo” logo and to Thompson’s likeness.