Historically it contained a lot of poisonous impurities due to slipshod/ignorant distilling that gave it the reputation for driving people mad. From what I've heard, the current types don't have those impurities, so it's pretty much just a strong drink.

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All that I can tell you for sure is that absinthe makes the heart grow fonder....

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I've had real absinthe, the one with the wormwood in it. It's quite hallucinogenic. I had just a shot glass of it and I was seeing things with the lights off. So I'd say it's not something to mess with. Consume it in small amounts only and only occasionally.

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i think it depends on the amount you drink

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It can be very dangerous. For more information go here: http://is.gd/UZTAOZ

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It's very potent so probably dangerous in large quantities

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