the purity myth
October 24, 2013 8:24 PM Subscribe
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Lately, it seems like everyone's talking about Molly: MDMA rebranded for a new generation of gyrators. However, Molly is much safer than Ecstasy, the electronic dance music scene's prior party favor, because it's pure. Right?
Not so fast, warns Playboy
: "The molly phenomenon is also a marketing gimmick—drug dealers rebranding a product that had gotten a bad reputation because it was so heavily cut with other substances. According to the hype, molly is for the cool kids, the discerning consumers who don’t mind paying a premium to ensure quality… many molly consumers seem blissfully unaware that drug dealers routinely substitute synthetic cathinones (bath salts) for MDMA, not only because they’re easier to procure but also because they’re a lot cheaper."
After four Molly-related deaths
this summer, scrutiny over the drug has increased exponentially.
debunks 4 Molly myths
- Fox News
calls Molly one of "5 wretched new street drugs
" – a list that also includes krokodil
- According to The LA Times
, "even the bosses do it.
- CNN considers the value of education without exaggeration
So is the Molly craze deadly serious -- or just this week's drug hysteria