Ecstasy Timeline

1912 MDMA first synthesized by Merck Pharmaceuticals.
1914 MDMA patented by Merck Pharmaceuticals.
1953 The Army
Chemical Center studied MDMA toxicity by giving MDMA to guinea pigs, rats,
mice, monkeys, and dogs.    
1965 Alexander
Shulgin synthesizes MDMA but does not yet try it.
1967 The first small
underground batches of MDMA are synthesized. Relatively few individuals have
tried it at this point.    
1968 Alexander
Shulgin begins working with MDMA personally and introducing others to it.
1976 The first
scholarly article on MDMA is published.    
1977 MDMA begins to
be available on the street as a recreational drug.
1977 MDMA, as an
analogue of MDA, was listed as a class A drug in the UK in 1977 and placed into
Schedule I of the Misuse of Drugs Act, 1971. Equivalent to the FDA’s schedule I
rating, MDMA is deemed to have no medicinal use and carries the same legal
penalties as diacetylmorphine, cocaine and LSD. Possession may result in up to
7 years imprisonment and an unlimited fine, whilst trafficking can result in
life imprisonment and an unlimited fine.     
1977 – 1981 Only eight
individuals seek emergency room treatment after the use of MDMA during this
four year period according to the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN).
1981 – 1985 There are zero
people who seek emergency room treatment after the use of MDMA during this four
year period, according to the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN).
May 31, 1985 MDMA banned
federally.    
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