Who is Molly and why is everyone looking for her?


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Recently, the Electric Zoo festival on Randall's Island in New York has stirred much controversy about "Molly".  "Molly", a concert drug, has been referenced by many popular artists such as Kanye West, Rick Ross, Tyga, and many others adding to its desirability. "Molly" is this generation's term used to describe the main active ingredient in ecstasy; MDMA (3-4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine). Molly has been responsible for lost lives of several people over the past year including two deaths at the Electric Zoo Carnival in New York just two weeks ago (8/30-9/1).  (Refer to following link)

(Check out some references to Molly in popular music: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/molly-mdma-enjoying-dangerous-surge-songs-article-1.1442933 )

In 2011, California State Assemblywoman, Fiona Ma proposed The Anti-Rave Act of 2011 with concerns for the safety of the people. The proposal was quickly turned down, but was that the right decision?

(Check out the Fiona Ma proposal : http://johnnycalifornia.com/2010/12/22/anti-raves-act-of-2011-introduced-in-california-state-assembly/ )

MDMA is a drug that varies greatly in potency and additives. MDMA is said to vary so greatly that the 'not knowing' what one will receive adds to the excitement. Some Molly can be cut with other drugs, "Those may include ephedrine (a stimulant), dextromethorphan (a cough suppressant), ketamine, caffeine, cocaine, methamphetamine, or even, most recently, synthetic cathinones (the psychoactive ingredients in "bath salts"). These substances are harmful alone and may be particularly dangerous mixed with MDMA." (Refer to following link)

(http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/mdma-ecstasy-or-molly)

Someone who takes this drug one time could have a perfectly fine time. Enjoy themselves. And maybe even look forward to doing it again. However, the next time, if they purchase the 'same' drug, Molly, but this time it's more potent or mixed with other harmful drugs, or mixed with harmful additives to add weight to the product; this could be their last "dance with Molly". 


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When I looked at this I had to comment! This summer I was searching about molly on my computer because whatever I am a teenager and curious and my mom ended up borrowing my computer and saw my search history. That night I got an email from my mom with all her research on how bad molly is for you. But also my roommate's best friend from home goes to UNH and her best friend there is the one who died at Electric Zoo. Also I am from Boston and our family friends work at The House of Blues and they just had people die there from Molly. It really scares me that I know so many people doing this drug and that it is killing people.

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/blogs/daily-dose/2013/08/28/drug-overdose-house-blues-tied-celebrity-endorsed-molly-drug/XODLuFAFT4UzlJWue8B40J/blog.html

When I looked at this I had to comment! This summer I was searching about molly on my computer because whatever I am a teenager and curious and my mom ended up borrowing my computer and saw my search history. That night I got an email from my mom with all her research on how bad molly is for you. But also my roommate's best friend from home goes to UNH and her best friend there is the one who died at Electric Zoo. Also I am from Boston and our family friends work at The House of Blues and they just had people die there from Molly. It really scares me that I know so many people doing this drug and that it is killing people.

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/blogs/daily-dose/2013/08/28/drug-overdose-house-blues-tied-celebrity-endorsed-molly-drug/XODLuFAFT4UzlJWue8B40J/blog.html

When I looked at this I had to comment! This summer I was searching about molly on my computer because whatever I am a teenager and curious and my mom ended up borrowing my computer and saw my search history. That night I got an email from my mom with all her research on how bad molly is for you. But also my roommate's best friend from home goes to UNH and her best friend there is the one who died at Electric Zoo. Also I am from Boston and our family friends work at The House of Blues and they just had people die there from Molly. It really scares me that I know so many people doing this drug and that it is killing people.

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/blogs/daily-dose/2013/08/28/drug-overdose-house-blues-tied-celebrity-endorsed-molly-drug/XODLuFAFT4UzlJWue8B40J/blog.html

It is easy to see why so many people die from molly. Molly increases your body temperature and dehydrates you. Then, it is usually combined with alcohol which leads to further dehydration. This website has a lot of other interesting information on the dangers of molly.

http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/mdma-ecstasy-abuse/what-are-effects-mdma

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