Elon Musk Touts Ketamine Use As He Confirms X Booming Advertising Business

Mar 19, 2024

Who could have ever thought that one of the richest and most influential men in the world suffers from depression-like symptoms? That appears to be the case for Tesla founder Elon Musk, who has confirmed his continued usage of Ketamine to try and cure periods of low mood. The billionaire investor acknowledges using the drug as prescribed periodically to treat varying chemical tides that often cause depression-like tides.

Musk Ketamine Issues

Ketamine is a prescription drug often prescribed to treat pain and depression. At higher doses, the drug is frequently used as a sedative. A prescription drug, whenever misused, can trigger hallucinations and cause unconsciousness and slowed breathing when overdosed.

It is not the first time that Musk has had to address concerns over his continued use of the prescription drug. Early in the year, it emerged that executives at Tesla and SpaceX had become wary of his continued use of the drug for recreational purposes. At the time, Musk defended his actions, insisting he had not failed any drug tests and thus was not misusing the drug.

He stated that he should continue doing whatever he was doing as it did not cause harm. In a recent interview with former CNN anchor Don Lemon on YouTube, Musk said what matters to Wall Street is his ability to execute amid the Ketamine concerns. He stated that he should keep taking whatever he is taking, given the promising results so far.

Musk insists he continues to post his use of Ketamine in the hope of helping people struggling with various mental issues. However, he insists on obtaining the same from a medical doctor and not trying to abuse it. “If you use too much ketamine, you can’t really get work done, and I have a lot of work,” he said

Approved in 1970 as an anesthetic, Ketamine has been shown to have powerful effects on the brain. For this reason, it is commonly used in people suffering from depression. Nevertheless, it is best suited for people with moderate to severe depression who don’t respond to other types of treatments or therapy.

X Booming Advertising Business

In the wide-ranging interview with Lemon, Musk discussed several issues besides his Ketamine use. Part of the discussions resulted in a feud that forced Musk to agree to pay Lemon for posting his new streaming show on X, formerly Twitter.

Additionally, Musk discussed the ever-growing concerns about the X advertising business, which appears to have been under pressure since the billionaire acquired the social networking company. A decision by Musk to lift bans on some of the accounts that were accused of sharing hateful and controversial content ended up spooking some of the advertisers that brought in billions of dollars for the company.

Musk is on record reiterating that advertisers who left X over allegations of increased anti-Semitic content on the platform should go and f*k themselves. He also accused them of trying to kill the company. In the Don Lemon interview, Musk reiterated that most of the advertisers who left had returned and that the company was doing much better on the advertising front. Nevertheless, the billionaire is uninterested in adjusting the company’s policies to appease a certain clique of advertisers.

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