Elon Musk was accused of using illegal drugs at parties and various events. Executives who sit on the boards of his various companies said they were concerned and for that reason leaked some information reported by US newspapers.
In a report from The Wall Street Journalseveral people who personally witnessed the businessman’s drug use and abuse said they signed confidentiality agreements so that similar information does not leak out of meetings.
Elon Musk was fast deny the use of illegal drugs and that there are no traces of drugs or alcohol in his blood. Nevertheless, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX himself admitted this in the past smoking marijuana and using ketamine to treat depression. It also appears that in 2018, Musk was caught using tablets acidin 2019 hallucinogenic mushrooms and in 2021 ketamine recreationally with his brother at a house party in Miami.
To what extent the intake of these substances, whether legal or illegal, could compromise Musk’s entrepreneurial abilities is difficult to determine. Teams working on his companies say they are worried and even shareholders could flee from what has appeared in the papers in recent hours.
Elon Musk’s Drug Use: The Wall Street Journal Report
On Saturday, The Wall Street Journal published a report on Elon Musk’s drug use. Statements in the article refer to data reported by SpaceX and Tesla executives. In fact, board members at both of Musk’s companies appear to have said they are concerned about the entrepreneur’s drug use, which has been going on for years.
However, the use of the substances would not be limited to Elon, in fact it appears to be brother Kimbalwho sits on the boards of both Tesla and SpaceX, has taken illegal drugs like ketamine recreationally.
Elon Musk denies drug use: he doesn’t like them
Spokesperson for Elon Musk denies this, on behalf of the customer, that the entrepreneur used illegal substances. According to Musk, there would actually be no traces of alcohol or drugs in his blood, given that he has successfully passed random drug tests in the past three years.
Over the years, starting with some interviews published in 2017, Elon Musk has justified some of his “strange” behavior with the mental illness he suffers from: depression. This would be exactly what the medical use of ketamine requires.
It was Musk himself who said this through his social networks take ketamine to fight depression and managing autism. Even in the authorized autobiography of businessman Walter Isaacson, he is described as someone who “he attacks employees and managers without remembering the things he did shortly after“.
Is Musk using illegal substances? episodes
In addition to various testimonies presented both in the report and in his autobiography or in interviews in recent years, Elon Musk himself has repeatedly stated that he consumes substances.
The note is he smoked marijuana during Joe Rogan’s podcast in 2018. An event that put him at risk with NASA, with whom SpaceX had a unique supplier contact for transporting astronauts to the International Space Station. Elon Musk explained that it does just one shot and that he does not like to use illegal drugs.
Among the other substances that Musk says he uses is ketamine, a drug (not) for the treatment of depression, which, according to some testimonies, was used for recreational purposes along with his brother during a party in Miami. Also using ketamine for treat depression is currently in full swing experimentalso much so that for a government body Food and Drug Administration ketamine is only approved as anesthetic.