I have to say, as a Dad of two young daughters, I’m pleased to see that the Halloween Costume Marketplace is finally offering an alternative to the “Sexy _____” No longer will I have to worry about my little girls begging for candy looking like miniature hookers. It’s all about ecstasy and raves from here on out. Glow sticks have been part of the pageantry for years…it was only a matter of time.
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.
Read the rest of the story from the Sun here.
Look, Mr. Mackey is right. Drugs are bad…. M’Kay. This isn’t news. Continue reading