Christmas Eve, 1912: The pharmaceutical company Merck files for a patent on MDMA (‘ecstasy’)

What is Molly? MDMA (often called ‘Molly’ or ‘ecstasy’) has become one of America’s favorite drugs since the 1980s, when it ‘escaped’ from the world of professional MDMA therapy and became popular among partiers.  Usually taken as pills or capsules, the drug typically produces an energetic high with a profound sense of peace and joy […]