So, you think you know your MDMA?

Are you a molly mastermind? An ecstasy expert? A professor of pingers? Do you really know your stuff when it comes to MDMA?

A: MDMA stands for

  1. 3-Methyl-3,4-dimethylaniline
  2. 3,4-Methylinedeoxyribosemethamphetamine
  3. 3,4-Methyl​enedioxy​methamphetamine
  4. My Dog Might Annoy
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The dog has absorbed your funtimes. (Credit: Undertale)

B: What class is MDMA in Aotearoa under the current Misuse of Drugs Act classification?

  1. Class A
  2. Class B
  3. Class C
  4. Class D

C: What’s MDMA’s common oral dose?

  1. 500-750mg
  2. 80-120mg
  3. 20-80mg
  4. I wouldn’t know, common doses are for common people

D: What’s the heaviest MDMA pill that drug checkers have found in Aotearoa?
(Hint: it’s in our pill library)

  1. 1g
  2. 500mg
  3. 250mg
  4. 150mg

E: Is MDMA legally being used in psychedelic therapy?

  1. Yes, but only overseas
  2. Yes, it’s being used both here and overseas
  3. No, because drugs are bad mmmkay
  4. No, because actual MDMA is too hard to get and everything’s all cathinones now

F: Which country was the first to (re)legalise the medical use of MDMA?

  1. UK
  2. USA
  3. Australia
  4. Nowhere because drugs are bad, mmmmkay

G: What’s the most common drug added to MDMA in Aotearoa at the moment when suppliers adulterate their product?

  1. Eutylone
  2. N-ethylpentylone
  3. Caffeine
  4. Shame

H: What’s the most common additional drug that people choose to take when they take MDMA?

  1. LSD
  2. Caffeine
  3. Alcohol
  4. Pedro Pascal thirst traps

I: What are the drawbacks of snorting MDMA?

  1. It can harm the sensitive tissues and biome of your sinuses
  2. It wears off quick and you burn through your stash
  3. Most of the powder gets trapped in your nose hairs and the mucus in your sinuses and you don’t get your entire dose
  4. All of the above
Elmo from Sesame Street faceplanting into a massive pile of 'sugar'. This is entirely decorative, but it's also too funny not to share.
Damnit, Elmo!

J: Ok, so what is the least-risky way to take MDMA then?

  1. Eating or drinking it
  2. Snorting it
  3. Shelving it
  4. Looking at it longingly from across the room

K: What are the common health risks from taking too much MDMA in a short amount of time?
(We’re going to assume that you’ve brought your MDMA to a drug checking clinic and had it run through the spectrometer)

  1. Serotonin syndrome, bruxism, and hyperthermia
  2. Serotonin syndrome, bruxism, and hypothermia
  3. Liver problems, serotonin syndrome, and bruxism
  4. Having too much fun, amirite???????????????

L: What are the common health risks from taking too much MDMA over a long period of time?
(Like, if you’re smashing 250mg on a Saturday night every weekend for a 6 months)

  1. Changes in the way your brain produces and uses serotonin, leading to anxiety and/or depression
  2. Damage to your heart valves
  3. Damage to your teeth and jaws from clenching
  4. All of the above


A: 3) 3,4-Methyl​enedioxy​methamphetamine
B: 2) Class B
C: 2) 80-120mg
D: 1) 1 gram
E: 2) Yep, it’s being used in trials for people with PTSD in the UK and USA, and in Aotearoa for people with late-stage cancer. Australia has straight up changed MDMA’s classification so it can be freely prescribed by pharmacists, which is pretty awesome.

F: 3) Australia
G: 3) Caffeine
H: 3) Alcohol
I: 4) All of the above
J: 1) Eating or drinking it. Shelving is the next least-risky because there’s a risk of tearing that oral consumption doesn’t have.
K: 1) Serotonin syndrome, bruxism, and hyperthermia
L: 4) All of the above

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