Facinating Absinthe article on Wired

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  1. GorillaPaws macrumors 6502a

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    link:

    http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.11/absinthe.html

    I have a question for some of the lawyers out there. Could absinthe be sold on Native American Reservations? I know it's not illegal to posess in the US (not like an illegal drug), but merely isn't allowed to be produced/distributed in the US per FDA. I seems like a smart person would try to get an operation going on reservations.
     
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    Thing is that since its alcoholic it should be covered by the 21st amendment and controlled by the states only. It should be legal in a lot of the US.
     
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    I've heard of this guy before. A lot of people around here know about him.

    I have since had to endure tasting that stuff. A result of trying anything once.:rolleyes:
     
  4. GorillaPaws thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think what's going on though is that yes it does contain alcohol, but it also contains very minute (per article) amounts of thujone. But this inclusion is sufficient for the FDA to regulate/ban it, thereby bypassing the state's right to regulate this particular alcoholic beverage.
     
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    I'm making some. I'm serious. I got a kit from Green Devil. Takes about three weeks total.
     
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    Hey - are you sure you weren't watching the movie "Eurotrip" in one of those "dreamy" states??:p
     
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    There are different flavours of Absinthe. One bottle I had, Hill's was bitter and tasted awful, I don't know how to explain the taste other then 'warm'. Truly weird taste. Although, the other brand I've had, Rodnik's was delicious and tasted sort of like licorice.

    I didn't see the 'green fairy' either, but I certainly felt different after drinking half a bottle of Absinthe then I ever did drinking any amount of other alcohol.
     

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