Doctor: Legalisation of pure MDMA should be considered

Controlling a substance like MDMA could discourage people from using less safe options
The New Zealand Herald (New Zealand)
Thursday, June 18, 2015

ecstasyDr Paul Quigley, an emergency medicine specialist and clinical toxicologist at Wellington Hospital, says the legalisation of pure MDMA - the main ingredient in recreational drug ecstasy, which has euphoric effects - should be considered to protect users from other, more dangerous substances. He said MDMA had been around for about 30 years and was a prescription medicine used in the 1970s for psychiatric purposes - so it had been clinically tested on people. (See also: Should pure ‘ecstasy’ be regulated? – Expert reaction)