Weed, whiskey, Tesla and a flamethrower: Elon Musk meets Joe Rogan

Bizarre – Tesla founder Elon Musk has added to speculation over his behaviour by smoking a joint during a live interview More

Bizarre – Tesla founder Elon Musk has added to speculation over his behaviour by smoking a joint during a live interview More

The Tesla-founding billionaire took a drag during an appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, as well as swigging whisky.

"I'm not a regular smoker of weed", Musk told Rogan. An episode of Joe Rogan's popular podcast released today seemed to show Musk smoking marijuana-something that's legal under California law but remains illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act. "I mean it's legal, right?" asked Musk.

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.

The pair were more than two hours into a conversation fuelled by Old Camp whiskey on ice, ranging from expensive cars and watches to the dangers of artificial intelligence, before Rogan pulled out the joint and lit up. Not only did Musk not have any kind of written funding deal, many Tesla investors saw little upside in approving a deal that would reduce Tesla's transparency and the liquidity of Tesla stock. Friday was also slated to be the last day for Sarah O'Brien, Tesla's vice president of communications, whose departure was announced last month.

If such a system is connected to your vehicle, it could calculate when you'll be home and start the air conditioning at the optimal time to save energy, Musk said.

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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 United States in August.

"I don't think you would necessarily want to be me; you wouldn't like it that much", Musk quipped.

"I'm not a regular smoker of weed; nearly never", Musk said. Earlier this week, Tesla and Musk got a jolt of good news in the form of positive sales numbers reported by InsideEVs.com for August.

Tesla shares fell 7 percent on Friday.

Musk spoke to Rogan for more than 2 1/2 hours. "As a result, this caused me to reconsider my future". The newspaper said two people familiar with the electric-car maker's board expressed concern about his workload and use of the prescription sleeping drug Ambien.

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