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What’s The Danger With Molly?

The drug known as ‘Molly’ has swept through both the party scene and the headlines after four deaths and numerous hospitalizations on the East Coast. Trace looks at what exactly this drug is, how it works, and the danger it poses.

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“There exists a direct relationship between the consumption of MDMA, or Ecstasy, at a high ambient temperature and an increase in the neural damage which this drug provokes. This was the conclusion of the research carried out by Beatriz Goñi at the School of Pharmacy of the University of Navarra.”

‘Molly’ Responsible for Concert Deaths, Hyperthermia Common with Drug

“A purer form of ecstasy, commonly known as molly (MDMA), also short for molecule, has allegedly killed two people at a New York City dance festival Labor Day weekend and caused the event to end early.”

Woman Took ‘Six Hits of Molly’ Before Collapsing at Electric Zoo

“The identities of the two people who died of drug overdoses at this weekend’s Electric Zoo music festival in New York City have been released. The deaths of Olivia Rotondo, 20, and Jeffrey Russ, 23, prompted festival organizers to cancel the final day of the event. According to The New York Post, Rotondo told an EMS worker, “”I just took six hits of Molly,” a potent form of MDMA before having a seizure and dying.”

Fact Check: How Dangerous Is Molly, the New ‘It’ Drug?

“Molly is basically the same as ecstasy. They’re both incarnations of the club drug MDMA, which gives you that “love everyone around you” feeling and pairs well with hypnotic, bass-driven music.”

What’s up with ‘Molly’? Club drug has students outraged

“The club drug “Molly” is creating waves of trouble for young concertgoers. Some students fear club drugs will continue to be associated with the electronic dance music culture.”

What is Molly? Everything you need to know about the party drug

“The third day of New York City’s Electric Zoo music festival was canceled by the mayor’s office this weekend, following the tragic deaths of two twenty-something revelers.”

Residual Neurocognitive Features of Long-Term Ecstasy Users With Minimal Exposure to Other Drugs

“In field studies assessing cognitive function in illicit ecstasy users, there are several frequent confounding factors that might plausibly bias the findings toward an overestimate of ecstasy-induced neurocognitive toxicity. We designed an investigation seeking to minimize these possible sources of bias.”



Why MDMA is destroying EDM

“My time at Perry’s Stage during Lollapalooza 2011 opened my eyes to the new culture of electronic dance music. Just a few years earlier, Perry’s was a small, barely lifted stage situated within the wooded area of Grant Park. By August 2011, a new form of dubstep was taking over American dance music, and with the influx of these blistering beats stormed an entirely new demographic of EDM fanatic.”

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