Pure Ecstasy: Why Molly Isn't Your Friend
October 21, 2013•9 min
How do you really know if Molly is pure MDMA, and if it is, does that make it safe?Have you heard of Molly? She is very popular, has been seen all over the music scene, but isn't the girl next door. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, molly is the powder or crystal form of 3, 4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) a chemical drug most commonly associated with pressed pill Ecstasy.Unlike Ecstasy, which has a reputation for being laced with everything from heroin to methamphetamine, molly (the name shortened from "molecule") is thought of as "pure" MDMA.MDMA acts as a stimulant and a psychedelic and can create a state of euphoria. CNN reported that many people feel the name Molly is a clever marketing strategy: "Molly" carries both the innocent appeal of the girl next door and the implication that the drug is always pure MDMA. "Suppliers are making it look like something that is safe and easy to take, but in many cases, you're playing Russian roulette," DEA spokesman Rusty Payne said.How do you really know if Molly is pure MDMA, and if it is, does that make it safe?