WSJ Alleges Extensive Illegal Drug Use by Elon Musk

Musk pushes back, heavily
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2024 1:30 AM CST
WSJ Alleges Extensive Illegal Drug Use by Elon Musk
Tesla and SpaceX's CEO Elon Musk waves as he arrives at the annual political festival Atreju, organized by the Giorgia Meloni's Brothers of Italy political party, in Rome, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023.   (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

The Wall Street Journal was out with a lengthy piece Saturday about Elon Musk's alleged illegal drug use, which, per the newspaper's sources, is a concern for leaders at the various companies he's founded. Though Musk has openly smoked weed in the past and has talked about a prescription he had for ketamine, the sources the Journal spoke to, some of whom say they personally witnessed his drug use, say he's used LSD, cocaine, ecstasy, and psychedelic mushrooms. Often, they say, the drug use happens at private parties whose attendees sign nondisclosure agreements, but the Journal has stories about meetings and interviews during which some speculate he may have been under the influence. He's even allegedly used drugs with a SpaceX (and former Tesla) board member.

The article delves deep into the alleged drug use, as well as specific concerns: among them, that Musk could suffer a health crisis, or that his alleged drug use could violate federal policies, thus endangering government contracts for SpaceX. An attorney for SpaceX says Musk has never failed one of the regular random drug tests he's subjected to, and on X, Musk pushed back on the Journal article: "After that one puff with Rogan, I agreed, at NASA's request, to do 3 years of random drug testing. Not even trace quantities were found of any drugs or alcohol. @WSJ is not fit to line a parrot cage for bird." Read the Journal's full story here. (More Elon Musk stories.)

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