Its chemical name is methylenedioxymethamphetamine, but it is more commonly referred to as MDMA, A.K.A. “Molly” — the active ingredient in the party drug Ecstasy. It was first synthesized in 1912 by German chemist Anton Köllisch, but usage of the stimulant didn’t really begin taking off until the 1970s, when pharmacologist Alexander Shulgin resynthesized the […]