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Who is Molly?

by Maryann Pisano on November 3, 2013

La-di-da-di dancing with Molly!  Miley Cyrus has sung about Molly, but what exactly is Molly?  Molly is an illegal drug and is sold in pill form.  “Molly is the street name for a drug that is pushed as the pure powder form of a banned substance known as MDMA, the main chemical in ecstasy. In the last five years, Molly has made its way into popular culture, helped by references made by entertainers such as Madonna, Miley Cyrus and Kanye West.”  Drugs sold under this name have exploded the drug market, with more and more young people taking it.  According to Fox News, “In some states, there has been a 100-fold increase – the combined number of arrests, seizures, emergency room mentions and overdoses – between 2009 and 2012, according to DEA figures.”  Some young people think Molly is more harmless than drugs such as LSD, but that is not the case.  Molly is just as harmful to young people.  The drug gives an euphoric high like ecstasy, but with hallucinogenic properties.  Overdose symptoms include overheating, excessive sweating, involuntary twitching, shivering, and rapid heartbeat.  Unfortunately, singers that appeal to young people have been promoting the drug in their music.  Miley Cyrus’ hit “We Can’t Stop” makes a reference to Molly.  At a concert in Miami, Madonna asked the crowd, “Who has seen Molly?”

Source:  Fox News

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