I've been having 'real' absinthe with wormwood and thujone shipped to me for years here in the states, and it has never been a problem. The suppliers always ship in discreet packages. Just out of curiosity, what would the sanctions actually be if I were caught having absinthe shipped to my address? I know that absinthe isn't controlled in the same way that marijuana or cocaine are controlled, but what are the penalties? My understanding is that the sale of absinthe is prohibited in the US, but not possession. Is this mistaken? What sorts of mail fraud charges apply if it is shipped via DHL?