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Wicked Thujone Exposed!
Posted by Jonathan
on 08/16/06

The ingredient that keeps absinthe off US shelves is dissected in a wonderful new article by Ari of the Wormwood Society. Thujone, claimed to have a similar structure to the hallucinogenic compound found in marijuana, is limited to 10mg in Europe and is why absinthe importation is not allowed by the FDA here in the US. Recent research has called into question the scientific basis for its exclusion, and this article does a good job of summarizing current thought.

The Wormwood Society ? The Shaky History of Thujone

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