Elon Musk smokes weed on Joe Rogan podcast

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San Francisco - The turmoil at Tesla reached a fever pitch on Friday as news emerged that two senior executives will leave Elon Musk's electric-vehicle (EV) maker, a matter of hours after he smoked marijuana during an hours-long interview with a comedian.

"Is that a cigar?" asked Mr Musk when his host first proffered the joint.

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.

One of Wall Street's prominent short sellers, Andrew Left, has filed a class-action lawsuit, accusing electric vehicle maker Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk of trying to "burn" investors with "objectively false tweets". "It's easy to demonize people, you're usually wrong about it. People are nicer than you think". Marijuana is legal for recreational use in the state of California, although it's still illegal federally.

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His departure came as Tesla faces the prospect of a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into Musk's aborted plan. "I'm not a regular smoker of weed".

"It's like a cup of coffee in reverse", he added.

In a subsequent email in response to a question about whether Tesla drug tests employees, Musk wrote: "Our policy allows trace amounts of THC during work times, provided they are below the safety limit (much like a minimum alcohol level)".

"A lot of people don't like humanity and think it is a blight, but I don't", he said.

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"It may sound corny, but love is the answer".

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Speaking of the what lies ahead, Musk said being forever constrained to Earth "would not be a good future". "This caused me to reconsider my future".

"The interesting thing about an electric plane is that you want to go as high as possible, but you need a certain energy density in the battery pack, because you have to overcome gravitational potential energy", Musk said.

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Musk touched on the difficulties of having the kind of brain that has enabled him to build and run multiple high-tech companies at the same time.

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