Manufacturing Process of Ecstasy (MDMA)

MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine) is an entactogenic drug of the phenethylamine and amphetamine class of drugs. In popular culture, MDMA has become widely known as "ecstasy", usually referring to its street pill form, although this term may also include the presence of possible adulterants

It’s important to note that ecstasy pills are not 100% MDMA. MDMA is made from chemicals like PMK and piperonyl. This will result to MDMA powder. However, it cannot be packed into pills in its pure form. This is why they’re often packed with additives. The pills contain less than 50% MDMA and additives like caffeine, aspirin or other medications are added. Sometimes, other dangerous drugs like paramethoxyamphetamine are also added.

How To Make Ecstasy
It all starts with the sassafras plant. The bark of its roots, or sometimes its fruits, are taken and oil is extracted from it. This gives you safrole, a colorless or slightly black oil, the primary precursor for all manufacture of MDMA. safrole, had to be bought from black market sources at very high prices. Even solvents were not available without question, and some ingredients required a poisons license.