An Argument for Medical Methylenedioxymethamphetamine Staying Illegal;HB 2-210

HB 2-210 Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, also known as (MADA), should not be legalized as a medical for the people of Colorado to use. MADA is also known as ecstasy or Molly. MDMA consists of eleven carbon atoms, fifteen hydrogen atoms, one nitrogen atom, and two oxygen atoms. This drug is used to improve mental health by messing with one’s psychological state. This drug is taken as a pill. The effects one tablet begins after thirty to forty minutes after it is taken, and it lasts for about three to six hours. Many people who use this drug combine it with other drugs like alcohol and marijuana. MDMA  increases the activity of dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin in the brain.

Using molly and ecstasy can change someone’s brain chemistry. Ecstasy is cut with methamphetamine, ketamine, cocaine, dextromethorphan, Ephedrine, Caffeine, Methylenedioxyamphetamine, Methoxyamphetamine. Molly is cut with Caffeine, synthetic cathinones, para-methoxyamphetamine, methylenedioxyamphetamine, and NBOMe. These drugs create hallucinogenic effects. There is truly no real reason to use these as medical use. This also affects a person’s sense of time or sensory perceptions. MDMA enhances the effects of these substances.

MDMA is used to treat the disorder for people who have PTSD. What is PTSD you may ask? It is post traumatic stress disorder. This occurs when a tragic event happens to a person who has been through a tragedy. Any person can obtain PTSD by either seeing something tragic or being in some kind of tragic event. This condition can last for months or years, and can be triggered by anything that can relate to the person’s view of the event. The triggers can bring back the memories and can create emotional and physical reactions. Some symptoms of PTSD include problems with behavior, psychological state of mind, moodiness, and sleep. A person can also develop emotional detachment or unwanted thoughts. The MDMA pill can help people with PTSD by making them have less anxiety; also a therapeutic way of making the treatment of PTSD faster and easier

We can relate this bill to the legalization of medical marijuana in Colorado and in other states. Medical marijuana is truly only treated for two conditions of epilepsy, but some people believe it can help will anxiety and relieve pain from cancer treatments. Medical marijuana definitely has its benefits, but it also has its drawbacks. In today’s world people can get their license to grow marijuana in their garage or greenhouse. People can also sell their marijana on the blackmarket and make bank. Every drug that you put in your body can affect you. While on this drug a person’s heart rate increases, the breathing passages relax and become enlarged, and blood vessels in the eyes expand.  After using marjiuana a person is more likely to have a heart attack, increased risk for cancer, can lead to Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome, and more. 

MDMA is only really treated for PTSD as therapy but people also think is can treat social anxiety and stress. When a person used MDMA, when used wrong or right, has a significant increase in heart rate and blood pressure. You also have an increase in body temperature. Over time this drug can lead to kidney, liver, and cardiovascular system failures. Also users of this drug can become dehydrated. When this drug is used incorrectly, it can seriously harm someone. If this is the case, then based on the environment a person can develop Hyperthermia and that can lead to Heatstroke. People who also use this drug and participate in a physical activity, the symptoms of MDMA can multiply. This drug can also relate to Opioids because both are at risk for the substance to be abused, misused, and will have a huge street value. There are so many other medications we currently have that would work for social anxiety disorders.

Many states are still debating on whether on not the legalization of marijunana in Colorado is good for medical reasons. MDMA could cause more conversy between Colorado and other states. Even Though MDMA helps the treatment for PTSD, it can also create many physical and psychological health problems and also a risk for substance abuse with the user of the drug. There are many other safer drugs that can be used to treat social anxiety. There are also other treatments that can help PTSD that don’t involve drugs to be taken. Many people who have PTSD turn to terpy to treat their disorder. These are chemicals that are combined in a lab that someone should not put in their body.

This bill failed and will not go on to the house.

By: Mia Rimmer

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