Can you explain what thujone is and its role in the European absinthe ban?
Thujone is a chemical compound found in wormwood that was believed to cause hallucinations. In 1988, the European Union allowed absinthe to be distilled again with a 10mg of thujone limit. However, most brands 100 years ago had less than 10mg in their absinthe anyways. In order for thujone to cause you to hallucinate, you’d have to consume so much that you’d be killed ten times over.
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