Is it dangerous to drink absinthe?

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Absinthe has not been demonstrated to be any more dangerous than ordinary spirits. Recent studies have shown that absinthe’s psychoactive properties have been exaggerated, apart from that of the alcohol. Authentic absinthe contains only minute traces of thujone. The highest thujone levels so far detected in pre-ban samples is 48.3 mg/L, the lowest was “none detected.”

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