Elon Musk Apparently Smoked Marijuana During an Interview

Joshua Bennett
September 7, 2018

"You probably can't because of stockholders", Rogan asked as Musk chuckled. It appears that investors were not particularly pleased with Musk's foray into recreational marijuana use as shares of Tesla dipped 8.2 percent in pre-market trading following the interview.

"I think people should be nicer to each other", he said. Shortly after his announcement, Bloomberg reported that Tesla's chief people officer, Gabrielle Toledano, would not return to the company after a leave of absence.

The blunt usage began near the end of the interview when Rogan produced it and Musk responded by asking, "I mean, it's legal, right?" Morton, who joined Tesla on August 6, was quoted in a company filing on Friday saying he believes "strongly" in Tesla and that he had no disagreements with the company's leadership or its financial reporting.

During another exchange, Rogan asked Musk about Tesla's solar roof capabilties, Musk referred to digitally redenred CGI pictures of houses with the technology and stated that the houses do in fact work - except the houses aren't real.

Friday is also the last day at the company for Sarah O'Brien, Tesla's vice president of communications, per a planned departure. Morton worked for the company for only a month.

Along with his electric auto company, Musk heads up space exploration firm Space X, tunnel construction firm The Boring Company, and Neuralink, which works on augmenting human brains with artificial intelligence. Musk has said he stands by his initial tweet about the company going private.

Shares of Tesla Motors tumbled Friday as a pair of executive departures raised fresh concerns for the electric automaker already in turmoil over the erratic behavior of its mercurial chief executive Elon Musk.

Elon Musk took a drag on a fat joint while being interviewed on the "Joe Rogan Experience" podcast on Thursday. Musk said. "Totally legal", Rogan said.

Tesla's top accountant has quit less than a month into the job and the company's human resources chief is also set to depart, adding further to the electric carmaker's troubles. That tweet prompted controversy and an SEC investigation. The report, which was published by electric car-themed news site InsideEVs, estimated that the Tesla Model 3, Model S, and Model X, were the Top 3 electric cars in the United States in August.

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