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Elon Musk has frequently found himself in media headlines; of late, advertisers have pulled out of X as they try to distance themselves from Musk following his endorsement of an antisemitic post. Now, a Wall Street Journal report alleges that Musk has used illegal drugs at private parties for years, and it is concerning executives at SpaceX and Tesla.

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As a 2018 clip of Musk legally smoking marijuana on Joe Rogan’s podcast, “the Joe Rogan Experience,” was viewed by millions of people, widespread criticism poured in.

NASA was not thrilled; the agency demanded to know if SpaceX, the only contractor given the green light to take astronauts to the International Space Station, was a drug-free workplace.

Musk wrote an apology and agreed to random drug testing.

As of Monday, Jan. 8, Musk is under the internet’s microscope again for years of alleged illegal drug use.

According to the Journal, people close to Musk fear that his alleged use of drugs could be related to what has been called “unhinged” behavior.

The Journal cited unnamed sources that said Musk used cocaine, LSD, ecstasy, and psychedelic mushrooms at private parties for years.

Sources told the Journal they witnessed Musk’s alleged drug use at parties where they signed non-disclosure agreements.

Musk, however, denied the allegations on his social media platform, attacking the Journal’s reporting.

“After that one puff with Rogan, I agreed, at NASA’s request, to do 3 years of random drug testing,” Musk said. “Not even trace quantities were found of any drugs or alcohol.”

The Journal said it stands by its reporting.

Concerns and questions of Musk’s alleged drug and alcohol use go back to 2017 when the the Journal said Musk slurred his words and rambled for 15 minutes at an all-hands SpaceX meeting. The outlet added that executives privately wondered whether he was on drugs. However, it was never confirmed whether Musk was intoxicated.

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Joe Rogan: “DO PEOPLE GET UPSET AT YOU IF YOU DO CERTAIN THINGS? THERE IS TOBACCO AND MARIJUANA IN THERE, THAT’S ALL THERE IS.”

[KARAH RUCKER]

THE INTERNET ANSWERED THAT QUESTION…

THAT IS ELON MUSK LEGALLY** SMOKING MARIJUANA ON JOE ROGAN’S PODCAST, THE JOE ROGAN EXPERIENCE IN 20-18. AS THE CLIP WAS VIEWED BY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, WIDESPREAD CRITICISM POURED IN.

NASA WAS NOT THRILLED. THE AGENCY DEMANDED TO KNOW IF SPACE-X — THE ONLY CONTRACTOR OKAYED TO TAKE ASTRONAUTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION — WAS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE.

MUSK WROTE AN APOLOGY AND AGREED TO RANDOM DRUG TESTING. 

FAST FORWARD TO THIS WEEKEND, AND MUSK IS UNDER THE INTERNET’S MICROSCOPE AGAIN, THIS TIME FOR YEARS OF ALLEGED ILLEGAL DRUG USE THAT HAS EXECUTIVES AT TESLA AND SPACE-X CONCERNED.

ACCORDING TO THE WALL STREET JOURNAL – PEOPLE CLOSE TO MUSK FEAR THAT HIS ALLEGED USE OF DRUGS COULD BE RELATED TO WHAT HAS BEEN CALLED “UNHINGED” BEHAVIOR.

THE JOURNAL CITED UNNAMED SOURCES THAT SAY MUSK HAS USED COCAINE, LSD, ECSTASY, AND PSYCHEDELIC MUSHROOMS AT PRIVATE PARTIES FOR YEARS.

SOURCES TOLD THE JOURNAL THEY WITNESSED MUSK’S ALLEGED DRUG USE AT PARTIES WHERE THEY SIGNED NON DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS.

MUSK HOWEVER, DENIES THE ALLEGATIONS – ATTACKING THE JOURNAL’S REPORTING AND SAYING ON HIS SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM X:

“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.”

THE JOURNAL SAYS IT STANDS BY ITS REPORTING.