By Kayla Lemay
Do you know someone named Molly?
I don’t mean a human, either. Chances are, you’ve heard of Molly. She’s been all over the news since the tragedy at the House of Blues on Lansdowne Street, where a 19-year-old girl died of an overdose during a Zedd concert.
And then there was the email from the Bridgewater State University Wellness Center, warning about Molly and all of the problems she comes with.
This Molly, she’s a dangerous girl. Not someone you want to spend time with.
But what exactly is Molly? Well, science says it is essentially a powder form of pure MDMA. It is similar to ecstasy, but ecstasy is usually laced with other drugs. Because it is pure MDMA, Molly has more severe side-effects, and overdosing is much easier to do.
But Molly has been around for a while. She’s only just hitting the spotlight as electronic music (EDM) becomes more mainstream.
Online, users of the drug say Molly really isn’t MDMA – that it’s a completely new drug with every use, and they have never experienced the same drug twice. Some have said that it causes an incredible euphoria, better than winning the lottery.
That’s a crazy thought, in my opinion. How is that even possible?
Sure, there are plenty of drugs in the world, but how could you have a different drug every time you took it?
EDM is a huge music genre, especially among college students, and I know I’m a fan of the music.
But does that mean I’m obligated to take the drug if I go to a show?
From the way it sounds, it’s almost a necessity to experience a good show.
Personally, I don’t think it’s very smart, but I’m the type to live and let live. I can see why some would want the experience. But science says it has the potential to be addictive. Are you willing to take that risk?
Kayla Lemay is a Comment staff writer. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.