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It is not illegal in the US.

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Is absinthe illegal in the US?

Absinthe is no longer illegal in the us, however it has less wormwood in it then the European absinthe.

Is absinthe illegal in France?

No, it isn't. There are lots of good distillers in France who made Le Absinthe.

What are the illegal alcohols in the us?

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.

Is the absinthe in the US the same as the absinthe in Europe?

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.

Is it legal to buy Absinthe from the internet in the US?

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.

What in 2007 did the US government lift the ban on the sale and production of?


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Does Absinthe have opium in it?

No. Absinthe has alcohol in it, but not opiates.

How do you make in absinthe doodle god?

Alcohol + grass will make absinthe.

How do you pronounce absinthe?

ab-sinth (as in synthesizer)

Does absinthe screw you up and if it does how bad is it?

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.

Where can you buy absinthe?

It is not legal to buy it in the US, but you can buy it elsewhere and bring it back - it is legal in many foreign countries. A friend of mine bought some in St. Maartin You can also buy absinthe online from other countries and ship it to the US. Be aware of websites which highlight high level of thuyone. Latest research is clear enough, high level of thujone has nothing to do with good absinthe. The only good absinthe is at least distilled one and contain anise. Sorry, it is legal to sell absinthe in the US. The ban was lifted on 2007. We have labeling requirements that differ from the rest of the world but it is available. If you try to bring it in to the US, it may be up to customs if you get to keep it.