MDMA is a medication that may make people feel euphoric and empathetic. Molly is the street name for crystal or powder MDMA, often sold in capsules.
But as MDMA is currently prohibited and so unregulated, anything marketed as “molly” or “ecstasy” could range from being pure MDMA, to being cut with other drugs, to containing no MDMA at all.1 The money marketplace is among the most adulterated illegal drug markets, which makes that it is often cut with other substances
Brother David Steindl-Rast told the Los Angeles Times, the MDMA experience was “like climbing all day in the fog and then suddenly, briefly seeing the mountain summit for the first time. There are no shortcuts to the awakened mindset, and it requires daily work and energy. However, the medication gives you a vision, a glimpse of what you’re trying to find. “
Hyperthermia — a dangerously higher growth in body temperature or heatstroke — is the most frequent health problem associated with MDMA. Hyperthermic reactions result from bodily exertion (like dancing) in an overheated environment without replenishing fluids, and that’s why it is strongly advised that users take breaks and absorb fluids like water or electrolyte-replenishing drinks. In extreme situations, hyperthermia can lead to kidney, liver or heart failure, or even death.3 To avoid these injuries, we strongly urge that festivals provide free water and places for people to cool off.
Among the general population, MDMA use isn’t very common. In accordance with the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, only 0.3 percent of individuals aged 12 and older reported using “ecstasy” in the past month, 1 percent reported using it in the past year, and a 6.8 percent reported using at least once in their lifetime
Caution: Medications sold as MDMA, Molly or Ecstasy are often impure. 87 percent of “Molly” examined by the DEA between 2009 and 2013 included 0% MDMA, rather mostly containing “bath salts. “
“Overdose” refers to taking a greater than proper dose of a medication or drug, which may occur with MDMA, but is very rare.1 it’s much more probable that a problem would occur because of MDMA use with antipsychotic drugs (such as MAOI anti-depressants), preexisting health conditions, overexertion, or dehydration.2 Given the highly adulterated molly marketplace, it’s also more likely to see unidentified substance cause problems, as opposed to MDMA itself.
Molly is a street name for MDMA in powder form, frequently contained in clear capsules.
Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi publicly compared psychedelics into a sacrament. Of MDMA he would later say for novel, “I felt that the wonderful delight of loving the world and being loved by the world. “
Another concern for men and women that take MDMA is hyponatremia — drinking too much water. This results in the sodium in the blood to dilute to critically low levels, and appears to affect women more than men.4 This is the reason why, when available, juices and electrolyte-replenishing beverages are preferable to water.