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3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), commonly known as ecstasy (E) or molly, is a psychoactive drug primarily used for recreational purposes. The desired effects include altered sensations, increased energy, empathy, as well as pleasure. When taken by mouth, effects begin in 30 to 45 minutes and last 3 to 6 hours.Adverse effects include addiction, memory problems, paranoia, difficulty sleeping, teeth grinding, blurred vision, sweating and a rapid heartbeat. Deaths have been reported due to increased body temperature and dehydration. Following use people often feel depressed and tired. MDMA acts primarily by increasing the activity of the neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline in parts of the brain. It belongs to the substituted amphetamine classes of drugs and has stimulant and hallucinogenic effects.MDMA is illegal in most countries and, as of 2018, has no approved medical uses. Limited exceptions are sometimes made for research. Researchers are investigating whether MDMA may assist in treating severe, treatment-resistant posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with phase 3 clinical trials to look at effectiveness and safety expected to begin in 2018. In 2017, the FDA granted MDMA a breakthrough therapy designation for PTSD, meaning that if studies show promise, a review for potential medical use could occur more quickly.MDMA was first developed in 1912 by Merck. It was used to enhance psychotherapy beginning in the 1970s and became popular as a street drug in the 1980s. MDMA is commonly associated with dance parties, raves, and electronic dance music. It may be mixed with other substances such as ephedrine, amphetamine, and methamphetamine. In 2016, about 21 million people between the ages of 15 and 64 used ecstasy (0.3% of the world population). This was broadly similar to the percentage of people who use cocaine or amphetamines, but lower than for cannabis or opioids. In the United States, as of 2017, about 7% of people have used MDMA at some point in their lives and 0.9% have used it in the last year.

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    NSW Caught by the police with mdma

    Hey, I got caught by the police last night with 9 mdma caps. My visa rounds out at the beginning of February and I have an appointment end of February to the court. Am I going to have a problem at the airport when I leave?
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    QLD Caught with 1g of mdma

    So I messed up quite obviously and was caught with 1g of mdma. It’s my first ever offence aside from a minor speeding ticket. I had recently booked a working holiday in Canada and also plan on joining the navy in the future. I guess my question is my dreams over? I imagine the criminal...
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    My questions please: 1 - What kind of an average sentence would someone get for this? Do I go to jail? Or do I get a non-jail punishment? (My only history is one time being caught with very little and being given a diversion order and no conviction). 2 - Is there is any way or chance for me to...
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    My son was caught with 26 MDMA pills (one bag with 16, one bag with 10) last month and his court date is coming up. He had a history with the police officer that caught him and he assisted him with some information. I just need to know if he would be looking at getting jail time or if he would...
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    QLD Possession of Drugs - How Long am I Facing in Jail?

    OK - I'm in a bit of trouble to say the least. I was caught the other night with an apparent commercial quantity of multiple drugs. I need to find out the absolute best case scenario and the worst case scenario I face in less then 4 weeks. So - to put it bluntly - my car was searched (due to...
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    NSW First Time Offender of Drug Possession - Criminal Law Consequences?

    Hello, I recently got caught with a small drug possession at a music festival, 2x caps MDMA 0.3g. I am a first offender and the policeman that caught me said 99% of the cases it's a slap on the wrist and 12 months good behaviour bond and a fine. Is that true under criminal law? Also will I...
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