I only mention the thujone because that's where most of the controversy lies.
Keep your eyes open. There are about a dozen distilleries in N. America that will have an absinthe on the market in the coming months.
Currently there is:
St. George Spirits Absinthe Verte - San Francisco
Sirene Absinthe (I have a bottle on order but it's currently lost in the mail!) - Chicago
Taboo Absinthe - BC
Others are on the way along with European brands which are now for sale.
As soon as I replace my camera which got stolen recently, I'll post a pic of my stash.
Excellent source of info: