Festival-goers should stop taking Molly to have fun
"Never have I ever done Molly," said a friend while playing the card game Ring of Fire. Molly isn't a girl, Molly is a drug.
Since then, the drug has found its way to music festivals and parties all over. Sunset, Ultra, EDC, you name it — she is there front and center. The drug is even talked about in songs by Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Tyga and several other artists.
"MDMA (or Molly) is popular with many different kinds of people because of its energizing effects, but it is most often found at music festivals and parties," according to NBC.
While I'm not going to tell you what to do, Molly is overused and more dangerous than people think.
Speaking on behalf of personal experience, none of the people I know have gone to a festival with Molly on them, meaning most were offered it by random people once they got there.
Seems super safe, right? I wouldn't even take a piece of gum from a random person.
Not to mention the purpose of it is to get excited and have a great time. But wait, after spending hundreds of dollars on a festival and being surrounded by a group of friends, does anyone actually need Molly to hype them up? No, because chances are, you are already stoked.
If you want to get hyped up and enjoy your favorite artist or DJ at a festival, drink a Mountain Dew and stop testing your luck with drugs.
"Molly is dangerous because of the toxic mix of unknown chemicals; users have no idea what they're taking or at what dose. Unlike MDMA and other illegal drugs that have known effects on the body, the formulas for these synthetic drugs keep changing, and they're manufactured with no regard to how they affect the user," according to CNN.
The party drug is a form of ecstasy, which causes a person to become energetic, but can also cause severe depression when it wears off. The depression supposedly comes from a chemical imbalance, but maybe it's because you just consumed illegal drugs and probably acted and danced around like a fool.
Festival deaths and overdoses are real things that aren't taken seriously. For some people, it's going to take a first-hand experience with "bad Molly" to stop doing it, but don't be one of those foolish college kids.
Don't buy your death here, kids.
Bridgette Norris is a Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter @blogginbridge or email her @BridgetteNCentralFloridaFuture.com.