Elon Musk smokes cannabis live on YouTube with podcaster Joe Rogan

Laverne Mann
September 8, 2018

Tesla sank more than 7% in early trading Friday, to $260 per share, after the electric-car maker revealed that its chief accountant, Dave Morton, resigned on September 4.

Tesla's head of human resources, Gabrielle Toledano, who is now on a leave of absence, told Bloomberg News Friday morning that she would not return to Tesla.

The interview was taped in California, where marijuana is legal. 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 U.S. in August.

Musk's current endeavors include electric carmaker Tesla; private space exploration enterprise SpaceX; tunnel-drilling Boring Company, and a Neuralink operation working on augmenting human brains with artificial intelligence.

The episode also raised concern about Musk's health.

Morton said in the filing he still believes in Tesla's mission and prospects.

First, about that joint: The toke came in the midst of Musk's appearance on "The Joe Rogan Experience," hosted by Rogan, a stand-up comedian, reality-TV star and martial-arts commentator who's built up a huge following for his video podcast.

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One of Wall Street's prominent short sellers, Andrew Left, has filed a class-action lawsuit, accusing electric auto maker Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk of trying to "burn" investors with "objectively false tweets".

"I think I tried one once", Musk replied with a laugh.

"It's legal right?" Musk asked, before Rogan said it was "totally legal" and the entrepreneur took a drag of the cigarette.

Just another installment in the extraordinary saga of Elon Musk, the billionaire leader of two major companies that are trying to change the world. "Especially auto companies", Musk said.

Neither Tesla nor Musk have commented on the Buzzfeed report.

In July he shocked investors by announcing on Twitter that he had funding secured to take his vehicle firm Tesla private.

The tech entrepreneur continued by assuring viewers that he is "not a regular smoker of weed", since it's not "very good for productivity". Musk was forced to abandon the plan a couple of weeks later. Later Musk says he doesn't notice any effect from the joint, which he claims he rarely smokes.

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