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Re: F8 Release Name Suggestion

On Tue, 14 Aug 2007, Christopher Aillon wrote:

Alan Cox wrote:
On Tue, Aug 14, 2007 at 08:34:08AM +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
Hi Dave Airlie!

 On Tue, Aug 14, 2007 at 09:21:02AM +1000, Dave Airlie wrote next:

> Moonshine is an illegal drink in the USA,
> Poit??n is an illegal drink made from potatoes in Ireland...
another one?

Tricky but neither are actually illegal in most of the world

Absinthe is actually not illegal in the US. It is only illegal to import into the country.

It's legality to sell within the US is actually not directly tied to absinthe, but rather on the amount of thujone it possesses. Meet the requirement[1] of less than 10mg per kg and you get to sell absinthe in the US: http://www.drinklucid.com/

[1] which is actually a silly requirement as sage and other legal spices contain more thujone than you'll ever find in absinthe...

Not to mention that you can buy Wormwood and wormwood extracts from pretty much any herbalist in the country. The only reason the rule seems to exist is for puritanical reasons, not health and safety. (Vicks Vap-O-Rub has thujone in it!)

There are some Absinthes that should be illegal though. (Hills comes to mind...)

Refrigerator Rule #1: If you don't remember when you bought it, Don't eat it.

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