Molly: What it Use to Mean, What it Means Today


“Have you seen Molly,” should be called “have you heard about Molly,” because pretty much everyone has.

If you live under a rock, or don’t know or do drugs: Molly stands for the purest form of the drug Ecstasy or MDMA. Just like Cocaine or Marijuana it will get anyone high and is illegal. There are videos of young people (teens and 20- year-olds ) who are taking Molly; At NYC’s ezoo (Electronic Zoo Festival) this past weekend two people died from taking Molly. 

 Molly use to be a woman’s name, a non controversial song, and the word Molly, didn’t have any dangerous side effects. Here are some before drug usage and after drug usage of the word Molly

  • Name

Before: use to be a female name. It originated from the name Mary. The chart below shows when the name Molly was most popular.

After: Ecstasy has been around for a good amount of time, but the reason why this drug is making such a big commotion is the power/crystals (MDMA) are making the users really high and they start to sweat a lot. 

This video might be disturbing to some, or absolutely funny to others. However, if your mind is controlling you because of drugs, and you’re not in control anymore then you need to get some help. 

  • Entertainment


  • Little Richard’s Good Golly Miss Molly was and still is a classic up beat jazz song. It’s not about drugs or people passing out. Heck the only kind of sweating and high points are when people start dancing and Little Richard hits those high point with just his voice. 


  • Miley Cyrus’ We Can’t Stop has more than one drug usage in the song. “We like to party, dancing with Molly” is one, “Everyone in line in the bathroom, trying to get a line in the bathroom,” a.k.a they are doing cocaine…how wonderful! 


  • Slag/nicknames 

Before: Like in the Name category Molly was a decent of the names Mary, Amelia, Margret etc.

After: The saying “Popped a Molly, now I am sweating” is the new slag. “Popping” means you ingested the drug and after ingesting it the side effect is sweating. In making this blog about the Molly drug I wanted to inform parents and also young people about the causes and effects of Molly. This blog was not to glamorize drug use, or encourage people to try it because the term has been used in songs. This is my way of stating Molly is a name, my name is Molly, it shouldn’t be the name of something that can potentially hurt or kill someone.

Thank you.  


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