Elon Musk hits massive blunt in live interview

Elon Musk Smoking Weed With Joe Rogan is the GIF of the Century

During the course of his interview on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk made a number of outlandish claims while smoking weed and drinking whiskey with the host.

Morton, a former CFO for computer-drive maker Seagate Technology, joined Tesla one day before Musk tweeted that he was considering buying out some investors at $420 a share and taking the company private.

Chief Accounting Officer Dave Morton resigned because of discomfort with the attention on the company and pace of work during that time, Tesla said in a filing on Friday.

After the podcast aired Tesla shares dropped 9 per cent, wiping $3.1 billion off the company's value (at the time of writing.) Although, that may have more to do with Musk's robotic behaviour than smoking weed.

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". "I don't actually notice any effect". He then backed off from his plan saying Tesla was better off as a public company. A spokesperson for Tesla did not immediately return request for comment regarding Toledano's standing at the company.

Tesla is under extreme pressure to turn a sustained net profit starting this quarter, as promised by Mr Musk, but in the second quarter it burned through $739.5 million (€648m) in cash and lost a quarterly record $717.5 million (€620m).




At the end of the show, Rogan asked Musk for concluding thoughts.

The episode also raised concern about Musk's health.

The circumstances surrounding the go-private, no-go-private episode have reportedly drawn heightened scrutiny from SEC investigators.

Several Wall Street analysts renewed calls for the company to appoint another senior leader, either to replace Musk as chief executive or provide more support as the company strives to expand production and potentially raise more capital. "That would help a lot", Musk said when asked about the issues holding back innovation. The stock has plunged 31 percent since Musk floated the idea of taking the auto maker off the public market, lopping billions of dollars off the company's market value.

"As a result, this caused me to reconsider my future".

The tumult comes as Tesla has been ramping up production of its Model 3 electric vehicle, which is seen as a make-or-break effort for the company.

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