a monoterpene found in wormwood. an active ingredient in the drink absinthe, popular in Europe in the 19th century. Although its short-term effects are generally secondary to the alcohol consumed while drinking absinthe, thujone is considered a psychoactive convulsant and may have a hallucinogenic or a pain-killing effect. It is legal to own but illegal to sell absinthe containing thujone in the United States. Some stores sell absinthe, but this variety most likely does not contain thujone. For more, visit www.erowid.com
If you wanna try absinthe, make sure it's got that thujone shit or it's just plain old liquor.
by Brad June 23, 2003