Ecstasy “safe” for adults thats the claim B.C. health officials are saying about this drug. Ecstasy or (MDMA) can induce euphoria, a sense of intimacy with others, and diminished anxiety. Clinical trials are now testing the therapeutic potential of MDMA for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety associated with terminal cancer. Although these test results are proving to have a some what positive outcome when used in a controlled environment Ecstasy can have devastating effects when used on the street.
Although B.C.’s top health officials say taking pure ecstasy can be “safe” if consumed responsibly by adults, police in Alberta and British Columbia are pointing out the dangers of the street drug after a rash of deaths. But Dr. Perry Kendall asserts that the risks of MDMA the pure substance originally synonymous with ecstasy are overblown, and that its lethal dangers only arise when the man-made chemical is polluted by money-hungry gangs who cook it up.
The after effects of using Ecstasy can include the following:
Anxiety and paranoia
Impaired attention, focus, and concentration,
Residual feelings of empathy, emotional sensitivity, and a sense of closeness to others.
Dizziness, light headedness, or vertigo
Loss of appetite
Gastrointestinal disturbances, such as diarrhea or constipation
Aches and pains, usually from excessive physical activity (e.g., dancing) and Exhaustion
Jaw soreness, from bruxism
A slang term given to the depressive period following MDMA consumption is Tuesday Blues or “Suicide Tuesday”
The researchers go on to say: At least 16 people from B.C. to Saskatchewan have died since last July from a tainted batch of ecstasy they obtained from criminal dealers, the only way an average person can acquire the drug in Canada. It was cut with a toxin called PMMA.
They went onto say: If Ecstasy was a controlled drug and issued by doctors this would destroy the underground network supplying this drug making the street user more safe.
But local RCMP disagree they pointed out “We would view ecstasy as extremely dangerous,” the adding police don’t distinguish between MDMA and the street drug in terms of enforcement or prevention strategies.
“Not only given the fact that it’s very hard to determine what might be in any given tablet, but the fact that there’s such an individual reaction to those tablets.”
Authors note: After listening to both sides I cannot see any common ground between them, so it looks like legalizing Ecstasy is a long way off and for me I would call that a good thing.
Have a drug free life