It has been used as a popular drug at raves and electronic-music festivals for years, but recently deadly overdoses and a spike in pop-culture references have law enforcement, colleges and concerned parents talking about the drug known as Molly.
Called a pure form of ecstasy, the psychedelic drug MDMA gives a sense of euphoria, eases anxiety and increases a bonding feeling toward others, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
In the last week alone, overdoses of Molly, slang for MDMA, are believed to have killed Brittany Flannigan, a 19-year-old Derry, N.H., resident, at the House of Blues in Boston and Olivia Rotondo, 20, a University of New Hampshire student at a music festival in New York.
Jeffrey Russ, 23, of Rochester, N.Y., died at the New York event, the Electric Zoo Music Festival. Two others also seriously overdosed at the House of Blues, and four others at the New York festival.
Three other concert-goers also suffered drug overdoses at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston on Saturday, with police believing two were related to an ecstasy-type drug. And in Brockton, three Maine men reportedly were arrested on charges they had in their possession about 16 grams of MDMA.
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Look, Mr. Mackey is right. Drugs are bad…. M’Kay. This isn’t news.
Full disclosure: I’ve never tried Molly, Ecstacy, X, or whatever the kids are calling it these days. I’ve never even smoked a cigarette, so I’m not really the guy to weigh in on how awesome “the club scene” is or was back in my day. But I can tell you this much from my
foursix years of college- Most if not all of the drug dealers I ever met were less then honest guys. So it shouldn’t shock anyone that the “Molly” isn’t as pure as your dealer at the rave with a glowstick in his mouth is claiming it is. Friends of mine told me horror stories of this stuff being mixed with rat poision and other bad shit I wouldn’t handle without gloves let alone put in my body. Today’s rule from Uncle Mark is this kids- Don’t do Molly. Not Molly, Molly Kay’s, Molly Malone, that chick you work with who’s a single Mom and sorta desperate named Molly. It’s all more trouble then it’s worth.