An online warning discusses a new drug known as Molly, which is supposedly a mixture of cocaine, crack, ecstasy, meth, and bath salt. Today we'll take a look at this a little closer.
Molly is a drug, but it is not the concoction listed in the warning.
First, let’s take a look at the warning itself:
Molly has been a common drug lately & everyone is trying it. Pop 1 and your sweating? Let me explain why your sweating: Molly is a drug made up of cocaine, crack, ecstasy, meth & bath salt. It slows your heart rate 10x the normal limit & reeks havoc on your immune system with just one pill. Take two & it damages your brain without you even being able realize it. It becomes an addiction & soon a cry for help. By the fifth one you take, it starts killing your organs & preventing them from functioning as normal. It increases your chance of stroke & heart attack and can cause your lungs to stop functioning all together! It is a very powerful & VERY DANGEROUS drug! More harmful than crack itself. Many rappers are promoting it to involve young people in the manufacturing, selling, and usage of the drug. Spread the word to save lives of young people across the country! Show them the truth so they can make an informed & smart decision if they’re ever offered it.
What is Molly?
There are currently three different drugs that are referred to as Molly.
The most common definition of Molly refers to the powder or crystalline form of Ecstasy, or MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methamphetamine). The name “molly” may be short for “molecule” and this form of the drug is said to be more “pure” than regular Ecstasy pills.
Some also refer to the “legal alternative” to Extasy as Molly. This recreational drug is also known as “Legal X” or TFMPP.
Newer definitions of Molly refer to 6-APB, or Benzo Fury, according to Carl Hart, a professor of psychology at Columbia University.
None of these three descriptions of Molly contain cocaine, crack, meth, or bath salt as claimed above. As with any street drug, the ingredients can vary and may include dangerous filler materials such as fertilizer.
The name “Molly” is believed to have been in use for about a decade.
- Increased motor activity
- Increased heart rate
- Increased blood pressure
- Muscle tension
- Involuntary teeth clenching
- Muscle cramps
- Blurred vision.
According to the DEA website, “In higher doses, MDMA can interfere with the ability to regulate body temperature, resulting in a sharp increase in body temperature (hyperthermia), leading to liver, kidney and cardiovascular failure.” Some mistakenly believe that the supposedly purer nature of this drug will prevent severe side effects.
Long-term use of MDMA can reduce a person’s ability to feel pleasure due to damage to the serotonin system.
Though Molly is a street drug with potentially serious side effects, it is not a combination of cocaine, meth, and bath salt, nor does it produce the side effects described in the warning being circulated.
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For more info, see:
- DEA article on Ecstasy or MDMA
- “Molly,” Powder or Crystal Form of MDMA, is Popular at Music Festivals