Ecstasy and The Environmental Impact of Illegal Drugs

The environmental impacts of cars, plastics and fossil fuels are well know. But what about illegal drugs? MDMA production is listed as an environmental threat. Due to the limited availability of a crucial ingredient, the drug is damaging the environment with its sourcing and production.

MDMA, or ecstasy, is an increasingly popular illegal drug. As of 2014, it was the most widely used illegal drug. MDMA was taken by 12% of American 18-25 year olds in 2018, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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Eliza Erskine