Lots of country has legalized Absinthe after it has proved to be safe by the experiments. This article will answer the question “Where is Absinthe legal?” This gives the details of current legislation.
Absinthe is usually served diluted with water which causes the louche effect when water is added to the alcohol.
Absinthe is a strong liquor having an anise flavor. During La Belle Epoque period in French history and in the Great Binge a time when cocaine, cannabis and heroin were used in drinks and children’s medicine before the dangers were known Absinthe was a popular beverage.
As people believed that there were simillarities between thujone and THC so they associated Absinthe with the drug cannabis. Thujone is found in wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium), the ingredient which gives Absinthe its name and its slight bitter taste. According to the people’s belief Absinthe contained high quantities of thujone and also caused psychedelic effects. Studies have proved that the Absinthe recipe only contained small amounts of wormwood and gas chromatography tests have proved that even pre ban Absinthe did not have enough amounts of thujone.
Where is Absinthe legal today?
During the year 1912 United States unauthorized Absinthe and drinks containing thujone. It became a crime to buy or sell Absinthe in the USA although people managed to get Absinthe shipped in to the US from other countries for personal consumption.
The US has never banned Absinthe properly. Beverages that have been declaed “thujone free” after the exeriments can be bought as per law. This law reveals that most of the brands of today’s Absinthe are perfectly legal in the US. The United States had legalized most of the brands of Absinthe in 2007.
A person can buy or sell an Absinthe with a thujone content of 10mg/kg and bitters with up to 35mg/kg in the EU. Absinthe lovers became happy with this news in Europe.
Australia – Bitters with a thujone content of up to 35mg/kg are legal and other beverages can contain up to 10mg/kg.
In Brazil one can get Absinthe with 10mg/kg thujone and with less than 55% abv.
Each Canadian district has it’s own legislation concerning Absinthe. Alcohol with thujone content is unauthorized in various provinces but not in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec. Absinthe with up to 10mg/kg thujone has the right to be sold in Quebec and Ontario.
Both Absinthe and Absinthe bars of Czech Republic is world famous. Absinthe has always been legal in the Czech Republic.
Thujone beverages that abide with EU laws and also been labeled “spiritueux à base de plantes d’absinthe” but not Absinthe were allowed to be sold in France. Beverages containing up to 5mg/liter of fenchone is allowed in France.
Absinthe became legal again in 2004 in Hungary.
Israel – Absinthe is legal for sale in Israel.
Ireland does not authorize the sale of Absinthe.
Netherlands authorizes those Absinthes which meet EU requirements.
There is no restrictions on Absinthe in New Zealand.
Absinthe was always authorized in Portugal.
A person can get Absinthe even with high thujone content in Russia.
Absinthe containing thujone or above 50% abv is not sold in Serbia.
Since 2005 South Africa has authorized Absinthe.
Absinthe that has been labeled as containing wormwood and comply with EU legislation is authorized in Sweden.
Switzerland – After over 90 years of being illegal, Absinthe was finally legalized in its home country in 2005.
UK – The UK never banned Absinthe. Absinthe must abide with EU legislation.
It is necessary to be attentive while ordering Absinthe online to get the real Absinthe. In order to experience the real taste of Absinthe, you need to find a good quality wormwood Absinthe or make your own using Absinthe essences from AbsintheKit.com. These are pre distilled essences made from traditional Absinthe herbs including wormwood. A person only needs to mix the essence with vodka or Everclear! These essences can be shipped world wide and you don’t need to worry “where is Absinthe legal?” However they are not Absinthe until one has made them. Visit the website to know the details.