"Molly" has a beautiful soothing ring to it but in reality, it's a powerful psychoactive drug containing MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine). MDMA occupies what some consider to be a well-deserved spot on the government's Schedule I list of controlled substances alongside heroin, morphine, and peyote. MDMA has been around for more than a century. While its popularity has waxed and waned within the medical community during that time it has steadily increased over the past 30 years among ravers and others who enjoy a high-intensity night out.
That depends on who you ask. To psychiatrists (at least some) it's a drug that allows patients to achieve a higher degree of personal insight. While to most young people it's a club drug referred to by a slew of names including "Molly." Other nicknames include "XTC", "ecstasy", "Adam", "candy", "disco biscuits", "scooby snacks", "doves", "happy pills", "Malcolm X", "skittles", "e-bomb", "the hug drug", "the love drug", "vowels", "smartees", "sweets", "egg rolls" and "Vitamin X". But whether you're a shrink or a shrinking violet in a dance club you use MDMA/Molly for the same reason: to achieve that "Oh wow" moment either in your patient or yourself.
MDMA was invented in 1912 by chemists at the German pharmaceutical company Merck who were attempting to synthesize a drug that would help control abnormal bleeding. At the time it was considered little more than a stepping stone to the larger goal and was shelved for more nearly 60 years. Finally, in the 1970s psychiatrists began to investigate its potential as a kind of truth serum. At the same time, the drug hit the street as an alternative to its analog, MDA, which had just received Schedule I status and was becoming difficult to get. By the mid-1980s MDMA itself had become such a popular street drug that the government designated it a Schedule I controlled substance as well.
The standard 5-panel urine test used by most companies does not explicitly test for MDMA. However, the drug has been known on numerous occasions to trigger a positive response for amphetamine on the standard 5-panel test. And if that happens you're going to have some fancy explaining to do. In all likelihood even if your employer is willing to believe that you haven't taken amphetamines they'll probably order a second, more sensitive test that will ferret out the MDMA and then you're effectively sunk.
Under ideal conditions with a healthy, average sized person who doesn't do the drug regularly, the 9-hour half-life of MDMA means it will clear your system in about 3 days. For those with an affinity for Molly, however, that detectable window can extend to 7 or even as much as 10 days. In short, if you got "all wacked off of scooby snacks" on Saturday and have a drug test the following week you'll need to find some alternative way to pass it.
The most popular ways to avoid having Molly ruin your drug test day are to call in sick, ask a friend to lend you some of their pee or submit synthetic urine in place of the real thing. Let’s look at those choices a little closer:
There is. And in one of the great ironies of postmodern times, it was developed in the laboratory at the behest of companies that make drug testing equipment. You see, they needed lots of urine to test their machines but realized early on that asking their staff to pee into sample cups all day just wasn't a viable way to proceed. So they contracted labs to make fake pee for them and voila! Both drug testing machines and the way to defeat them were born at the same time. Synthetic urine today is used by folks just like yourself in every corner of the developed world to pass drug tests. There are a couple of things you need to keep in mind however when using it:
A night out at the club should not cost you your job. But if you don’t take the steps necessary to pass your looming drug test it might. Don’t take chances. Use Quick Fix 6.2 and rest easy.