@amphibious54- Absinthe is legal in the United States. Absinthe has been legal since 2007, after the FDA identified guidelines for labeling and for the thujone content of the spirit.
I have had absinthe verte that my mother brought back from Switzerland, and it was really good. It does have a unique, somewhat herbal flavor that kind of reminded me of licorice. I think the herbs used are grande wormwood, fennel, and green anise. The color was natural, and when diluted with water and poured over sugar cubes, it was a cloudy green color. If you are interested in trying absinthe, you can find it at most large liquor stores.