1. Molly IS NOT exactly the same as ecstasy. Ecstasy can contain other psychogenic substances, whereas molly is typically pure MDMA.
2. Ecstasy typically comes in pill form. Molly is pure MDMA and it typically comes in powder or crystalline form.
3. The 2010 U.N. World Drug report estimated that around 10 to 25 million people use molly at least once a year.
4. It makes you feel very good because it literally causes your brain to be flooded with dopamine and serotonin — chemicals responsible for making you feel good.
5. It has a wide variety of side effects, though they vary person to person, including:
• Increased heart rate
• Disorganized or dellusional thinking
• Memory impairment
• Hypertension AND hypotension
• Heart damage
• Organ failure
6. Two of the biggest risks while taking molly are dehydration and, interestingly, over-hydrating to the point where your brain swells and can be fatal. This can happen to anyone drinking too much water, though.
7. Chronic users have reported being extremely depressed after periods of prolonged use, sometimes referred to as...
8. Some in the science and health community feel as though there isn't enough fair and balanced research on MDMA's medicinal effects being done.
9. Those who are fans of the drug believe that molly is a much more "pure" alternative to ecstasy.
From a New York Times article published in June:
A 26-year-old New York woman named Elliot, who works in film, took Molly a few months ago at a friend's apartment and headed to dinner at Souen, the popular "macrobiotic, natural organic" restaurant in the East Village, and then went dancing. "I've always been somewhat terrified of drugs," she said. "But I'd been curious about Molly, which is sold as this pure, fun-loving drug. This is probably completely naïve, but I felt I wasn't putting as many scary chemicals into my body."