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Old 12-13-2007, 09:51 AM   #11
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Michael, when you find it, let me know!!!! I would love to try the stuff too!!!! The stories I have heard had all been backstage rock star type antics and how trashed they use to get on it. NOT that I want to get trashed, but you do get curious of those things which you can not obtain!

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Old 12-13-2007, 02:59 PM   #12
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Finally something I have knowledge about!!!

Absinthe is not completely illegal in the US. It is just illegal to sell the varieties that contain Worm Wood. That is what (over a matter of many many bottles and many years) will actually pickle your brain, thus causing you to hallucinate.

They sell Absinthe here in Iowa at Hy-Vee (Grocery store), just not a true one that contains worm wood.

I had some in Europe when I was there and I think it is just a glorified Jagermeister. Tastes like black liqorice!

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Old 12-13-2007, 06:24 PM   #13
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I have a friend who tried it a while ago. He did not hallucinate, but said it got him much drunker than he usually gets.
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Old 12-13-2007, 09:40 PM   #14
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I drank it in Japan before I got drunk I got sick. Took me twenty years to like liquorice
again. very powerfull stuff
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Old 12-14-2007, 11:47 PM   #15
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The Authentic French Absinthe Fountain Set. at Hammacher Schlemmer#
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Old 12-16-2007, 04:45 PM   #16
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I read that the psychotropic properties are not noticeably different than alcohol, and it's bad reputation was a result of marketing and lobbying by the French wine associations in the late 1800's. The wine shortage caused be phylloxera drove the public to hard liquors, particularly absinthe. As wine production recovered, people weren't returning to the wine consumption. Hence, the wine producers pushed to have it outlawed.
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Old 12-18-2007, 02:29 PM   #17
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Thujone, which is the psychoactive from the wormword is not supposedly not existent in the quantities that got it banned oh-so-long ago.

I have a buddy who is really into it, and I don't think you can get your hands on anything that will make you hallucinate anymore. The stuff he usually gets has one of the higher amounts of thujone in it, and I don't think it's even enough. Better off just trying to get ahold of the wormwood if you're than bent on hallucinating from it.

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