The long-tenured UFC commentator Joe Rogan often shares his thoughts on variety of topics. This time around he has given his honest thoughts on the different substances he experiments with from time to time.
Joe Rogan opens up on trying out different substances
Rogan describes himself as “psychedelic adventurer” and he is a huge advocate for cannabis. The stand-up comedian is no stranger to mind-altering substances. But on a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, the podcast host admitted that cocaine is a drug that he has never dabbled in. He was joined by Rolling Stone magazine co-founder Jann Wenner, and the pair discussed the number of people who slip into the cracks of a cocaine addiction, which can lead to a lifelong downward spiral.
The UFC color commentator recounted a story from his adolescence that served as a reminder about the dangers of cocaine:
“When I was in high school, a good friend of mine, his cousin was selling coke. And I watched him deteriorate rapidly. He was doing coke everyday and he was selling it. Him and his girlfriend had an addict apartment, and they would hide in this apartment. I went to visit him once, and I’d known him before he did coke, and I knew him after, and it was like a person who had been bit by a vampire.”
This is not the only he has talked about such topic. Jordan Peterson, a Canadian media personality and clinical psychologist, recently appeared on his podcast and the pair discussed the positive impact that psychedelics can have on the human experience.
Rogan explained what he most enjoys about psychedelics:
“The things I love most about psychedelics is that just by existing, it informs me that all of my notions about reality itself are bulls**t. And I live in this sort of confined, restrained, narrow carved pathway world, ’cause that’s where I live all the time. But then you have a psychedelic experience and BOOM, all that’s gone.”