While ecstasy is designed to create a sense of euphoria, some dangerous side effects include:
- Body temperature regulation issues
- High blood pressure
- Rapid heartbeat
- Panic attacks
- Memory loss
The many risks associated with ecstasy has led to its classification as a Schedule I drug, and in Michigan, the courts deal very harshly with those they find guilty of use, possession, manufacture, and delivery of ecstasy. Penalties can range from up to a year in jail and a misdemeanor charge to decades in prison and thousands of dollars in fines for a felony conviction. Furthermore, in Michigan, there are enhanced penalties associated with specific circumstances, such as selling or delivering ecstasy to a minor or near a school.