Elon Musk Smokes Weed, Talks Electric Plane Designs on Joe Rogan Podcast

Musk told Rogan that he's not a regular weed smoker
Musk told Rogan that he's not a regular weed smoker
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09 September, 2018

Tesla shares have fallen sharply after two senior executives abruptly left the electric vehicle firm headed by Elon Musk.

In a Friday morning SEC filing, Tesla revealed that Chief Accounting Officer Dave Morton is resigning less than a month after taking the job, citing the company's fast pace and "the level of public attention" on the company.

"I've thought about this quite a lot, quite a lot", Musk said of the electric jet design, according to The Verge.

Bloomberg also reported Tesla's Chief People Officer Gaby Toledano was to leave the company just over a year after joining.

Tesla shares fell more than 6 percent on Friday, after top executives resigned and CEO Elon Musk appeared to smoke pot in a video.

Elon Musk sparked concern with shareholders after smoking marijuana live web show with United States comedian Joe Rogan late Thursday night while discussing a plethora of random subjects, including artificial, flame throwers and social media.

Towards the end, Rogan lit what he described as a joint containing tobacco and cannabis - which is legal in California - and offered it to Musk.

Musk appeared on Joe Rogan's popular podcast on Thursday night sipping whiskey, smoking marijuana and talking about electric airplanes.

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Gabrielle Toledano , vice president of human resources, announced that she would not be returning after her leave of absence. Almost 90 000 people tuned into the podcast Rogan live-streamed with Musk at YouTube .


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Guardado told the outlet that her use of doctor-recommended drops could make her test positive for the drug, a condition she says she told the company about prior to her termination. The entry of additional competitors and Tesla's failure to meet its goals are "certainly enough to cause investors to second-guess the company", he said.

Elon Musk has added another bit of weird behaviour to the list by smoking a joint during a live interview.

Musk already alarmed some Tesla investors by admitting in an emotional interview last month with The New York Times that he takes the prescription drug Ambien because he has difficulty sleeping.

"I'm getting text messages from friends saying, 'What the hell are you doing smoking weed?'" he said.

The 47-year-old billionaire later said he wasn't a "regular smoker" of marijuana because he doesn't find it "very good for productivity".

But in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, Tesla said Morton had given notice of his resignation Tuesday and that it was effective immediately.

At this point, you have either made your peace with it and want to let Tesla's genius just be himself; or you've been wondering how on earth (that giant, lightly crusted ball of lava) the stock price has defied the onslaught of missed targets, tantrums, the tent, Pedo-Gate, and the take-private-yeah?-nah fiasco.

In the clip, Rogan lights up what looks like a cigar, and Musk inquires what he's holding. In an email to Buzzfeed earlier this week, Musk repeated his totally unsubstantiated accusations of pedophilia against British cave diver Vernon Unsworth (Unsworth's lawyer calls Musk's comments "vile and false" and vowed to sue Musk for libel).


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