Molly: The Most Popular Name in EDM


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"The most recognized name at any given EDM festival is not that of a DJ. In fact, it's never even printed on the flyer. It's Molly, and she's not just a drug; she is an empire." This quote was taken from the article Finding Molly: The Most Popular Name in EDM written by Mister Pink.

If you have never been to a rave or have never heard of EDM, you probably don't know what Molly is.

First of all, EDM stands for electric dance music. These are typically concerts where people dress in neon colors and dance to electronic or techno music. The concerts can be fun without doing drugs, but the experience is labeled as more elevated if "rolling."

Molly is typically the drug of choice for concerts such as thee because it creates a high where everything is exciting and you can constantly feel happy and energetic. However much you take, the longer the high lasts.

Electric Zoo, one of the most popular EDM festivals in the United States, suddenly had to cancel the last stop on their tour due to multiple overdoses of Molly users. Because Molly was commonly known as a drug people could take without having to worry about overdosing, it was becoming more and more popular. Since there were more and more outbreaks of college students overdosing something was definitely going wrong.

"There have been times I have taken Molly and then said to myself, 'Oh shit, this is definitely crystal meth.' Sometimes I've been like, 'Woah, this it totally heroin.' Other times I've thought, 'Oh fuck. This is one of those alphabet soup nBOME hallucinogens. Or perhaps, 'Is this fucking bath salts?' Mister Pink.

Because so many people have recently been taking Molly and dropping dead from it, it is clear the makers are lacing the Molly that they are selling with other deadly drugs. Although drugs are bad to begin with, people will still continue to take them because they are "fun" and "make you have a good time." I think if people do more research about what these drugs could contain they would know what exactly they are putting into their body and think twice before doing it.

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I think it's crazy how it seems like there is a never ending list of new drugs that people just can't wait to try. Yet, we hear story after story about tragic deaths from drug overdose or people using drugs that have be laced with other things. I've been told by some people who haven't used molly before, but they wouldn't mind testing it out, that it is suppose to be the most pure form of ecstasy, therefore it's the safest. However I've always been skeptical, I mean how safe can a drug really be? The first link I posted below talks about molly being a safer option than ecstasy, but that doesn't mean it's safe. If you continue to read, it says there was 123% increase in emergency room visits due do MDMA, the chemical in molly. The second link discusses molly's growth of popularity among the party scene. It's definitely a growing drug and seems to only be getting more and more dangerous. What do you think could be done to stop it from getting worse?

http://www.drugfree.org/join-together/drugs/molly-powder-or-crystal-form-of-mdma-is-popular-at-music-festivals

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-09-28/news/sns-rt-us-usa-drugs-molly-20130928_1_molly-electric-zoo-music-festival

I think it's crazy how it seems like there is a never ending list of new drugs that people just can't wait to try. Yet, we hear story after story about tragic deaths from drug overdose or people using drugs that have be laced with other things. I've been told by some people who haven't used molly before, but they wouldn't mind testing it out, that it is suppose to be the most pure form of ecstasy, therefore it's the safest. However I've always been skeptical, I mean how safe can a drug really be? The first link I posted below talks about molly being a safer option than ecstasy, but that doesn't mean it's safe. If you continue to read, it says there was 123% increase in emergency room visits due do MDMA, the chemical in molly. The second link discusses molly's growth of popularity among the party scene. It's definitely a growing drug and seems to only be getting more and more dangerous. What do you think could be done to stop it from getting worse?

http://www.drugfree.org/join-together/drugs/molly-powder-or-crystal-form-of-mdma-is-popular-at-music-festivals

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-09-28/news/sns-rt-us-usa-drugs-molly-20130928_1_molly-electric-zoo-music-festival

I think it's crazy how it seems like there is a never ending list of new drugs that people just can't wait to try. Yet, we hear story after story about tragic deaths from drug overdose or people using drugs that have be laced with other things. I've been told by some people who haven't used molly before, but they wouldn't mind testing it out, that it is suppose to be the most pure form of ecstasy, therefore it's the safest. However I've always been skeptical, I mean how safe can a drug really be? The first link I posted below talks about molly being a safer option than ecstasy, but that doesn't mean it's safe. If you continue to read, it says there was 123% increase in emergency room visits due do MDMA, the chemical in molly. The second link discusses molly's growth of popularity among the party scene. It's definitely a growing drug and seems to only be getting more and more dangerous. What do you think could be done to stop it from getting worse?

http://www.drugfree.org/join-together/drugs/molly-powder-or-crystal-form-of-mdma-is-popular-at-music-festivals

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-09-28/news/sns-rt-us-usa-drugs-molly-20130928_1_molly-electric-zoo-music-festival

I think it's crazy how it seems like there is a never ending list of new drugs that people just can't wait to try. Yet, we hear story after story about tragic deaths from drug overdose or people using drugs that have be laced with other things. I've been told by some people who haven't used molly before, but they wouldn't mind testing it out, that it is suppose to be the most pure form of ecstasy, therefore it's the safest. However I've always been skeptical, I mean how safe can a drug really be? The first link I posted below talks about molly being a safer option than ecstasy, but that doesn't mean it's safe. If you continue to read, it says there was 123% increase in emergency room visits due do MDMA, the chemical in molly. The second link discusses molly's growth of popularity among the party scene. It's definitely a growing drug and seems to only be getting more and more dangerous. What do you think could be done to stop it from getting worse?

http://www.drugfree.org/join-together/drugs/molly-powder-or-crystal-form-of-mdma-is-popular-at-music-festivals

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-09-28/news/sns-rt-us-usa-drugs-molly-20130928_1_molly-electric-zoo-music-festival

Lately it seems like everyone is going to raves, and techno music festivals. My one friend goes all of the time and says they are a blast; but only if you take the drug "Molly." Some people believe that taking Molly is better than taking Ecstasy. Unfortunately that isn't always right. Molly is a drug mixed up with different supplements like cocaine and bath salts. Some people have a hard time telling the difference between them. Usually Molly is loose powder in caplets. It's purely white, with no other dyes. Ecstasy is prepressed into pill form and can sometimes have colorful dyes. Molly can be in pill form, but be careful for it can be laced with other unknown substances.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/nothing-to-rave-about-ju976ol-199615761.html

http://www.differencebetween.net/science/health/drugs-health/difference-between-ecstasy-and-molly/

Lately it seems like everyone is going to raves, and techno music festivals. My one friend goes all of the time and says they are a blast; but only if you take the drug "Molly." Some people believe that taking Molly is better than taking Ecstasy. Unfortunately that isn't always right. Molly is a drug mixed up with different supplements like cocaine and bath salts. Some people have a hard time telling the difference between them. Usually Molly is loose powder in caplets. It's purely white, with no other dyes. Ecstasy is prepressed into pill form and can sometimes have colorful dyes. Molly can be in pill form, but be careful for it can be laced with other unknown substances.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/nothing-to-rave-about-ju976ol-199615761.html

http://www.differencebetween.net/science/health/drugs-health/difference-between-ecstasy-and-molly/

It's really too bad that people seem to "need" drugs to loosen up and have fun anymore. I found a website that listed some common short-term effects, but also some really serious long-term effects that I never even realized were possible. It says about memory loss, kidney failure and other serious risks of taking this drug more than a couple times.

http://www.alz.org/national/documents/topicsheet_genetictesting.pdf

It is a shame that people need drugs to help them have fun and feel good. But the reason why they need drugs is because once you feel that high, being sober seems so much worse than it really is. The more you take drugs, the more you need them- it's really that simple. I'm using personal experience as my citations, Molly is not worth the come down. You can experience the happiest mood you've ever felt for 30-60 mins., but you can also feel the worst you've ever felt after the fact for what seems like forever. I really just discourage taking Molly to whomever is curious about trying it. The cons definitely overweigh the pros. Just like Kaitlyn stated in her post, Molly is being laced with other research chemicals that are even more harmful than Molly itself, proven by all of the deaths that occured from the drug. The drug industry feeds off of naive teenagers who don't know what they're really buying. That may sound stereotypical, but drugs that are laced with other drugs aren't supposed to be identified by anyone, not just the younger crowd. If you truly want to take drugs, you at least have the right to know what you're taking. Molly comes with too much unknown baggage.

Hi Kaitlyn! Live Science (http://www.livescience.com/40079-what-is-molly.html) defines molly as the "pure" and "safer" form of esctacy-- a substance that is free of other drugs such as methamphetamine or caffeine. It is very unlikely that pure molly itself will kill you, but it can cause negative side effects like dehydration that may lead to death. A lot of the research I have done leads me to conclude that a main reason why people are dying from molly is because it is not molly at all. It is laced. "One former dealer who operated largely in the Pacific Northwest and who made around $700 a week told me, 'I never cut my stuff. Did other people cut that molly before me? Yes, absolutely. I never actually did any of the tests, I just knew. I know that I was not going directly through the cook and every set of hands it passes, you can assume it's getting cut.' (http://www.xojane.com/issues/kids-are-dying-from-taking-molly-and-dont-do-drugs-wont-stop-that). If even a successful dealer does not know what the drug is really made of, I am sure that recreational users do not either. I would be interested to see an observational study conducted that shows the amount of other drugs in people who died from taking "molly." An experimental design would be more effective, but that is obviously unethical.

Kaitlyn, like you said, people have been dying from molly because it can be laced or "cut" with other substances. This fact is pretty scary since there is no way to actually know if you are getting "pure MDMA" which is what molly is supposed to be or not.

In an article from abcnews it explains that the recent deaths at Electric Zoo could have also been caused by something else. The article states "The festival in New York over the weekend was hot and crowded, with lots of people dancing and sweating. That can dehydrate you and set off other problems for certain people who react negatively, according to Grob. 'It can cause severe hyperthermia,' he said. 'Temperatures can skyrocket up to around 105 degrees Farenheit, which is extremely high and can cause -- rapidly -- liver failure, kidney failure, seizures and death.'"

I agree with you when you said that more research needs to be done and this article also explains how and why is it hard for research to be done on it because MDMA is classified as a schedule one drug.

Heres the link to the article I really encourage you to read it:
http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/News/fact-check-dangerous-molly-drug/story?id=20144113

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