Elon Musk smokes marijuana during podcast

Elon Musk smokes marijuana during podcast

The CEO of Tesla and Space X smoked marijuana toward the end of a more than two-and-half-hour live interview Thursday on comedian Joe Rogan's podcast, the Joe Rogan Experience.

Since the news of Musk smoking a blunt went viral, Tesla's stocks have dropped by 7 percent.

As Musk took a puff, and sipped on whiskey, the two discussed the relaxing effect of alcohol and weed. In the interview, which was filmed, Mr. Musk spoke for more than 2½ hours on topics ranging from the dangers of artificial intelligence to his use of Twitter.

Munster said that while there may be more "upside" to Tesla, Musk's actions are hurting.

"C'mon, man. You probably can't because of stockholders, right?"

Musk told Rogan that he has a design for an electric airplane, which he thinks would be better than current planes because it would be capable of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) and supersonic flight at high altitudes. Shares were trading at about $360 and the bonds yielding about 7% before Mr. Musk's August 7 statement on Twitter that he had secured funding to take the company private at a price of $420 a share.

The US Air Force seems to be unsure how to react to SpaceX CEO's marijuana smoking, and whether to review the security clearance of Elon Musk, whose company provides satellite launch services to the US government.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has reversed course on a plan to turn Tesla back into a private company via a significant stock buyback that was estimated to cost tens of billions, closing a very short chapter in.

Morton cited the company's public scrutiny in his letter tendering his resignation.

Musk's behaviour has raised concerns about his leadership and several Wall Street analysts have called for the company to appoint a strong deputy to prop up Tesla's operations and standing with investors. But Tesla has called the departure rate typical of any large company.

Also on Friday, Tesla disclosed that its chief of accounting, Dave Morton, was leaving the company only weeks after being hired.

Shares of Tesla dropped 8.2 per cent in pre-market trading, to $258.40.

The talk starts off with a casual conversation about Boring Co's "not a flamethrower" and Musk's time-management challenges.

"Since I joined Tesla on August 6th, the level of public attention placed on the company, as well as the pace within the company, have exceeded my expectations", Morton said in the filing. "As a result, this caused me to reconsider my future". Keep this in mind, Mr. Morton was due a $10 million dollar new hire grant that would vest after four years with the company, and he willingly walked away from it.

Tesla is undergoing another executive shakeup, and investors are nervous. Not long after, it was also reported the company's human resources chief Gaby Toledano won't be returning from leave. Musk's critics have said that his bitter feuds with journalists, employees, rivals and others have interfered with Tesla's mission to transform the auto industry.

Especially freaky moments involving the Tesla chief of late include disparaging remarks about Vernon Unsworth, a Briton who helped save boys trapped in a Thai cave and the abrupt shutdown of Wall Street analyst's questions during a contentious earnings conference call.