Molly, the name of which is taken from the word molecule, is a purer form of Ecstasy. The main ingredient in both is MDMA, a type of methamphetamine. When taken, either drug induces feelings of extreme euphoria. The user also may feel an increase of energy, as well as a lost sense of time and a strong emotional attachment to those around them. Both drugs are available in tablet or capsule form. The purest form of Molly is a crystal-like powder, usually sold in capsules. The effects of either Molly or Ecstasy last between three to six hours.
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Molly typically comes in a tablet form that’s often imprinted with graphic designs or commercial logos.
The popular nickname Molly (slang for “molecular“) refers to the supposedly “pure” crystalline powder form of MDMA.
But people who purchase ecstasy powder or capsules sold as Molly often get other drugs like synthetic cathinones (bath salts), according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.