Absinthe is no longer illegal in the us, however it has less wormwood in it then the European absinthe.
Absinthe was illegal in the U.S. from the early 20th century until recently. It is or has been illegal in a number of other countries. Absinthe became popular in France in the late 1800s during which time a serious root disease had devastated the French wine industry and little was available. However, when the wine industry recovered it had lost a large market share to absinthe. Wine producers then started a rumor that absinthe caused people be become crazy or deranged. It worked and absinthe was made illegal in France and many other countries. After recent scientific research demonstrated the safety of absinthe, it was legalized in the U.S.
It is not illegal in the US.
Absinthe is illegal in the US, whilst in certain countries in Europe such as Spain, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and soon France, it is legal. In terms of the actual alcohol substance, the taste must have variations depending on where it is manufactured, same as beer and wine taste differently according to the region in which it is produced. It is nearly impossible to acquire absinthe in the states.
Absinthe was made illegal early in the 20th century. It had become highly popular in France, to the detriment of the wine industry. Therefore, wine producers there spread the rumor that consuming the distilled spirit drink would cause insanity. However, medical research has recently demonstrated that absinthe has no such effect and it is now legal in the U.S.
No. Absinthe has alcohol in it, but not opiates.
Alcohol + grass will make absinthe.
ab-sinth (as in synthesizer)
U.S. Customs codes state "The importation of Absinthe and any other liquors or liqueurs that contain an excess of artemisia absinthium is prohibited." However, absinthe is now legally imported and being sold in the U.S. For many decades absinthe was illegal in the U.S and many other countries. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/12/05/MNQJTO9FM.DTL&tsp=1
Absinthe ranges in strength from 45-75%