• Images: MDMA, 'Molly' explained


    What is Molly?

    Molly is 3,4-Methylenedixymethamphetamine (MDMA), a synthetic drug that commonly comes in powder or tablet form. There are liquid and capsule forms as well. The tablet form of the drug usually takes the form of colorful pills with different logos and can look like candy. http://www.justice.gov/dea/pr/multimedia-library/image-gallery/images_ecstasy.shtml

    What are some nicknames for Molly/MDMA?

    Ecstasy, XTC, E and X.

    Where does it come from?

    According to Mass. State Police, MDMA that is smuggled into the U.S. is commonly synthesized at laboratories in Canada and the Netherlands.

    Why do people take it?

    MDMA acts as a stimulant and psychedelic. It produces an energizing effect, can distort time and perception and can enhance physical experiences.

    What problems arise from taking it?

    MDMA abuse can lead to lasting psychological and physical problems, including brain damage. Other psychological problems include: confusion, anxiety, depression and paranoia. Physical problems include liver, kidney and cardiovascular failure.

    Is it illegal?

    MDMA is a Class B controlled substance in Massachusetts. There is no accepted medical use for the drug.

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