Elon Musk Smokes Weed, Talks About Life in Interview

Elon Musk smokes a blunt live on You Tube with podcaster Joe Rogan

Elon Musk chairman and CEO at Tesla and chairman of SpaceX inhales what he said was marijuana on a live You Tube webcast Thursday night

Munster said that while there may be more "upside" to Tesla, Musk's actions are hurting. In the past, some have argued quite cogently that professional managers have done a piss poor job of running auto companies, so why should we expect anything different if an independent CEO were installed at Tesla?

But it was the puff of smoke that got the headlines.

"But they can't be you, that's some superhero shit", Rogan said, clearly trying to assuage Musk's melancholy mood shift. "Or is it a cigar?"

Musk, seemingly referencing former president Bill Clinton, went to Twitter to say that to say, "remember, I did not inhale".

CEO Elon Musk appeared on "The Joe Rogan Experience" overnight.

Joe Rogan Experience/YouTubeElon Musk smokes weed on the "Joe Rogan Experience".

Of 50 U.S. sates, recreational cannabis remains illegal in 41 - but it was legalised in California, where the podcast was filmed, in January.

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At one point, Musk and Rogan shared a spliff, though Musk said doesn't make a habit of smoking weed, which he called "a cup of coffee in reverse". I don't find that it's very good for productivity.

Elon Musk has never been a conventional CEO, but his behavior has seemed increasingly erratic in recent weeks.

Musk stunned investors last month with tweets saying he had funding to take the company private for $420 (£323) a share. After rising as high as $387, shares of Tesla have now fallen 32% to $261. That beating continued today, in part because of the optics of Musk's late-night, on-camera marijuana use. Tesla shares went on another rollercoaster day of trading.

Shares of electric auto maker Tesla Inc. tumbled over 9 percent as the markets opened Friday, Sept. 7, after the CEO smoked marijuana during a YouTube video podcast and the company’s accounting chief left after a month on the job. Dave Morton was a longtime veteran of computer hardware company Seagate Technology, where he served as the CFO.

"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", said a statement from Morton released by the company in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

"I don't think you'd necessarily want to be me", he said.

Morton, who is walking away from a $350,000 base salary and a $10 million new-hire stock grant that would vest over four years, said he believed "strongly" in Tesla and that he had no disagreements with the company's leadership or its financial reporting.

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

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