Thompson’s widow Anita Thompson posted on Facebook that she’s found a way to extract the DNA from marijuana and hashish Thompson used, which she saved after he committed suicide 11 years ago.
She said she intends to offer the pot under the Gonzo label in her home state of Colorado, where recreational pot is legal as well as in other states.
The Gonzo pot will enter a marketplace where “celebrity pot” is already common, including Marley Natural, created by a Silicon Valley-backed weed startup that licensed Bob Marley’s likeness.
Willie Nelson offers Willie’s Reserve, which he claimed is “the best on the market.”
Snoop Dogg has his own marijuana strain as does rapper Riff Raff.