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Absinthe (also absinth, absynthe, absenta)is a distilled, highly alcoholic (usually 45 to 93 percent) anise-flavored spirit derived from herbs including the flowers and leaves of the medicinal plant Artemisia absinthium, also called Grand Wormwood or Absinth Wormwood. Absinthe is typically green (either naturally or with added color) or clear and is often referred to as la Fée Verte ('The Green Fairy'). Although it is sometimes mistakenly called a liqueur, absinthe is not bottled with added sugar and is therefore classified as a liquor or spirit. Absinthe is uncommon among spirits in that it is bottled at a high proof but consumed diluted with water to the strength of wine.
Originally posted by abovetech
Sure , why not drink your drugs. Bunch of hypocrite policy creators.
Alcohol causes more deaths and violence compared to all other drugs together.
Originally posted by forestlady
P.S. - There is nothing dangerous about absinthe, at least not any more than regular alcohol. The myth that it was dangerous was perpetrated by the govt because if you imbibe a vast amount of thujone, it could kill you, but you'd have to have WAY more than the 70 mg per 100 kg for it to be dangerous and nobody makes it that strong.
Originally posted by Rhain
IActually Absinthe became legal again in the States in the 70's but no distiller produced it in great numbers. [/url]
Last week, St. George Spirits of Alameda received the news that, after seven applications, the federal agency had approved its label, the final obstacle before going to market. On Monday, the small artisan distillery sold its token first bottle, becoming the only American company since 1912 to sell absinthe in the United States. Then the staff took a moment to celebrate. www.sfgate.com.../c/a/2007/12/05/MNQJTO9FM.DTL&hw=absinthe&sn=001&sc=1000