Molly is all the rage and celebrities and singers are either rapping, dancing to, or talking about it. Lady Gaga is the latest celebrity to cause a stir regarding the drug MDMA nicknamed “Molly” for molecule. Appearing on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” with Andy Cohen, Lady Gaga spoke about her past use with the drug and set off a firestorm of early morning, television correspondents pointing out the dangers of Molly.
Lady Gaga stated to Andy Cohen when asked when the last time she took the drug was. “I think maybe it’s hard to remember. I mean, I've done it a bunch [in] my raver day. I just spent a lot of time at Bonnaroo and going to a lot of festivals. I definitely wouldn't encourage it, because it can be dangerous, especially if you don't know where you're getting it from. So I guess I would use this opportunity to say, be careful with Molly. If you get to know Molly too well, you might turn out like me!”
While many young adults might not find turning out like Lady Gaga a terribly bad thing; they should pay heed to the warnings about Molly. The real danger is using ecstasy/MDMA/Molly is in not knowing what you are actually getting.
MDMA was legal in the 80s and was used in a variety of psychotherapeutic settings. Unfortunately, the drug is no longer regulated or used for its therapeutic benefits, leaving young adults at great risk of dehydrating.
The U.S. government continually runs clinical trials with Molly/MDMA. You may find a list of MDMA clinical trials here.
Click the video to see clips from the interview as well as feedback from several journalists who’ve written about MDMA/Molly.