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What’s with Miley and 'Molly'???

  • Miley Cyrus and other stars like Lady Gaga and Jay Z seem to be glorifying the dangerous drug ‘Molly’ in their music ?
  • ‘Molly’ is the powder or crystal form of MDMA, a chemical used in the street drug ecstasy

It sounds like the name of a little girl with curls. But ‘Molly’ is a dangerous drug that Miley Cyrus has suggested she uses and she even sings about it in her hit song “We Can’t Stop.”

‘Molly’ is used by increasing numbers of young people. But is it because stars like Miley seem to be glamorizing ‘Molly’?

“You can’t discount it. There and dozens and dozens of stars like Miley who sing or rap about ‘Molly,’” Journalist Laura Ling tells Showbiz Tonight. Ling’s new E! docu-series, “Society X with Laura Ling,” looks at "Molly" and the secret world of other synthetic drugs. Ling tells Showbiz Tonight, “There’s no doubt that ‘Molly’ is the most popular drug out there.  But what we learn in our investigation is that young people think ‘Molly’ is pure MDMA.  Very often they’re not even taking MDMA.  Very often it’s a completely different chemical and it’s having some very scary effects.”

So, what, if anything, can Hollywood do to help kids truly realize the dangers of ‘Molly’?  Watch Showbiz Tonight on HLN at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

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