It has been proven time and again that strict drug laws lead to people doing whatever kind of strange drug they can get their hands on, typically something concocted in a home lab by an unscrupulous individual.
In fact, outlawing drugs often leads to higher rates of consumption, or in the case of the Middle East finding strange new substances to get high on, like the dried out carcass of a poisonous scorpion.
Drug users in Pakistan and Afghanistan are recreationally smoking scorpions, which causes a hallucinatory high that's stronger than most psychedelic drugs, and the addiction is harder to kick than opium and heroin combined.
Medical experts say the worst part about smoking scorpions is the effect the venom has on the brain, where it can cause permanent delusion, and the nervous system, which is often permanently damaged by the "drug".
-Via Dangerous Minds