What is Molly? Everything you need to know about the party drug

Two young festivalgoers in New York reportedly overdosed on designer MDMA over the weekend. That's not normal.

Electric Zoo partygoers
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The third day of New York City's Electric Zoo music festival was canceled by the mayor's office this weekend, following the tragic deaths of two twenty-something revelers.

The annual Randall's Island festival typically punctuates the end of summer, drawing more than 100,000 ravers to a dusty, pulsating bacchanal featuring multiple stages and DJs blaring bass-heavy electronic dance music, or EDM. According to police reports, the victims — 20-year-old Olivia Rotondo of Providence, R.I., and 23-year-old Jeffrey Russ of Rochester, N.Y. — allegedly overdosed on "Molly," a potent, supposedly "friendlier" form of MDMA used by millions of partygoers every single year. Here's what you should know about it:

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