What is cannabis absinthe?
Historically, absinthe is described as a distilled, high in alcohol beverage that many believe to have psychoactive properties. Unlike cannabis absinthe, traditional absinthe was not bottled with added sugar making it a spirit not a liquor. A mix of botanicals could be found in the absinthe including wormwood, anise, and fennel. Absinthe originated in Switzerland in the late 18th century.
The popularity of the drink began in the late 19th century to early 20th century France, especially among artists and writers. Absinthe was referred to as the “green fairy” because of the liquids green color and reports of hallucinogenic effects. Great artists like Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, and Edgar Allan Poe were all known absinthe drinkers.
By 1915, absinthe was banned across the U.S. because the spirit was often portrayed as an addictive psychoactive drug and hallucinogen. The chemical inside absinthe believed to be responsible