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Tuesday February 27, 2024

Elon Musk's use of illegal drugs is confirmed — but why is he unapologetic about it?

Elon Musk has taken hallucinogenic mushrooms, cocaine, ecstasy, LSD at private parties with Tesla board members

By Web Desk
February 05, 2024
SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk poses as he arrives on the red carpet for the Axel Springer Awards ceremony, in Berlin, on December 1, 2020. — AFP
SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk poses as he arrives on the red carpet for the Axel Springer Awards ceremony, in Berlin, on December 1, 2020. — AFP

Elon Musk's use of illegal drugs was a concerning revelation for many of the people in his circle, however, as of now it has been confirmed by a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report that the Tesla billionaire consumed narcotics with his board members.

Several current and former directors of SpaceX and Tesla Inc. were aware of Elon Musk's use of illegal narcotics, according to a WSJ investigation.

There were worries regarding the extent of Musk's illegal drug use and the fact that he used narcotics with several of his board members. The report stated that the board neither conducted inquiries into the matter nor recorded any concerns.

A Delaware court this week severely criticised the connection between Musk and his directors, citing conflicts of interest on the board in their decision to declare Musk's $55 billion compensation package excessive.

The WSJ reached out to Musk and his attorney, Alex Spiro, for comment, but they didn't reply. He has frequently taken hallucinogenic mushrooms, cocaine, ecstasy, and LSD at private parties. Spiro told the WSJ that Musk was subjected to random and routine drug tests at SpaceX and had never failed one.

Several directors and friends believed they had to use illegal drugs with Musk because they didn't want to offend him, according to several of the persons who were quoted in the WSJ report on Saturday. It added that they didn't want to take a chance on "losing the social capital" of being in his social circle.

Musk addressed the WSJ article regarding his suspected drug use.

“Whatever I’m doing, I should obviously keep doing it!” Musk said, citing Tesla and SpaceX as being the world’s most valuable car and space companies. “If drugs actually helped improve my net productivity over time, I would definitely take them!”

Tesla, SpaceX, X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, the tunnelling company The Boring Co, the maker of brain implants Neuralink, and the artificial intelligence startup xAI are the six businesses that Musk is in charge of.