Elon Musk smokes weed, talks weapons on Joe Rogan podcast

Elon Musk smokes weed, talks flamethrowers on Joe Rogan podcast

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is trending on Twitter once again, this time for smoking a blunt.

The billionaire business owner appeared to smoke cannabis towards completion of a more than two-and-half-hour live interview Thursday on comic Joe Rogan’s podcast, the Joe RoganExperience The discussion discussed whatever from weapons to electrical cars and trucks to expert system

“I think I tried one once,” stated Musk, when asked if he had actually ever smoked a mix of weed and tobacco. “I mean, it’s legal right?” Musk then took a single puff from a provided joint, which Rogan stated consisted of cannabis and tobacco. The interview was shot in Los Angeles, where cannabis is legal under state law.

It’s uncommon for a CEO of a public business to smoke weed on cam, however this is simply the current circumstances of irregular CEO habits. In July, Musk tweeted that a British scuba diver who aided with the rescue of a Thai soccer group caught in a cavern was a “pedo guy.” His initial tweet was erased, however Musk has actually restored the unsupported claim several times. Musk likewise triggered a stir when he tweeted in August that he wished to take Tesla personal. This apparently caused an SEC examination.

While Musk’s current action might have raised issues, some Tesla board members understand that he has actually on celebration utilized leisure drugs, reported The New York Times in August.

“I’m getting text messages from friends saying, ‘What the hell are you doing smoking weed?'” Musk stated in the future in the Rogan interview. “I’m not a regular smoker of weed… I know a lot of people like weed, and that’s fine. But I don’t think it’s very good for productivity. Not for me.”

Musk’s agent didn’t react to an ask for remark.

On Friday, Tesla’s stock dropped as much as 10 percent after it was exposed that both the business’s primary accounting officer, Dave Morton, and its head of personnels, Gabrielle Toledano, were leaving the electrical carmaker. Morton notified on Tuesday of this week, less than a month into his period. Toledano signed up with Tesla in May 2017, however had actually been on a leave of lack given that last month.

Musk’s interview with Rogan likewise captured individuals’s attention on Twitter, where the jokes ignited. “Elon Musk” was trending Friday early morning in the United States, with individuals revealing some combined responses.

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First published Sept. 7, 8:08 a.m. PT.
Update, 10:35 a.m. PT: Adds more information on Tesla stock drop.
Update, 12:04 p.m. PT: Adds background.

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