Richard Nixon started the war on drugs in 1971. Since then, we've seen the crack epidemic, prescription drug abuse, marijuana legalized in some states, and worst of all... white people with dreadlocks. It's safe to say, drugs aren't going anywhere. But what if the narcotics that plague the worlds of video games and movies made their way into the real world? Which ones do you think would be popular, and which ones do you think you'd find being used behind an adult video store? Here are 10 drugs we'd be horrified to see actually produced.
You know what would make doing drugs way more fun? If the people doing them were wielding swords, shooting lightning, and riding on dragons. Seems like the people of Skyrim didn't even really need to make this, since their whole world is basically a Spencer's black light poster come to life. Skooma causes periods of extreme euphoria followed by bouts of lethargy. It is very addictive, and if not prepared correctly can lead to death.
A lot of people forget that alcohol is a drug because it's legal. Well, it is. And this is considered by most of the universe to be the best drink in existence. Its effects are simply described as "similar to having your brains smashed in by a slice of lemon wrapped around a large gold brick." This would be incredibly dangerous for people who are planning on driving afterwards. Call a cab, or a space ship if you're on another planet.
As a rule, I don't trust anything that Josh Hartnett made in a garage. I don't care how dreamy he is. There's nothing in it but caffeine pills and a few other household items. It's way too easy to make. Like the grilled cheese of drugs. So let's keep this off our streets, unless of course we are being infiltrated by alien puppet masters.
While it might have what plants crave, it definitely does NOT have what humans crave. This one isn't exactly a "drug" but it's still dangerous, especially in the hands of morons. It looks like what comes out of the Incredible Hulk after he downs a 6-pack, and has been compared to shaving your chest with a lawnmower. I don't know what any of that means, but there's no way having your thirst "mutilated" can be good for you.
In A Scanner Darkly, a whopping 20% of the country gets addicted to Substance D. It causes insane hallucinations usually including bugs in some form, and can also make you forget your identity. The silver lining of that is we might all forget about Keanu making The Lake House. Come on, John Wick!