Elon Musk apparently smoked marijuana in live podcast; Tesla stock down

Musk told Rogan that he's not a regular weed smoker

Shares of electric vehicle maker Tesla have fallen more than 6 per cent after company CEO Elon Musk smoked marijuana during a podcast interview and the company's accounting chief left after a month on the job.

But that's not it.

The hiring of the accounting chief, Dave Morton, had been announced days before Musk abruptly took to Twitter last month and declared that he was planning to take Tesla private and had "funding secured".

After taking a puff from a blunt, which Rogan claimed was a blend of tobacco and marijuana and legal in California, Musk said "I'm not a regular smoker of weed".

In an interview with The New York Times while the gambit was still in play, Musk didn't deny a connection.

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Musk stated that technology will be 'indistinguishable from reality, ' and, when prompted by Rogan on whether or not he entertained the idea of a 'simulation, ' appeared to confirm his sentiments. According to CNBC, Morton felt Musk and the other executives didn't care to listen to the financial obstacles involved with taking Musk's tweet seriously. "I'm a business magnet", Musk told Rogan early on.

"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", he said in a statement.

Shockingly this was nearly a complete blindside to the board of directors at Tesla and just two weeks after that tweet Musk recanted and did his best to explain why he had claimed he had funding "secured". "You probably can't because of stockholders, right?"

Elon Musk announced a major shakeup in Tesla's executive ranks on Friday, just hours after a freaky interview left some investors rattled.

Boudette For a moment, it looked as if Elon Musk and Tesla had put a summer of turbulence behind them. "Especially auto companies", Musk said.

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Morton and Toledano, whose departures come shortly after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission opened an inquiry into Musk's aborted privatisation plan, join dozens of senior executives who have left Tesla.

One company just seems to be permanently stuck in the spotlight: Tesla (NASDAQ:TLSA). It later said that Chief People Officer Gaby Toledano would not return from a leave of absence, just over a year after joining.

Musk has found himself at the center of a lot of buzz in recent months, including some questions about whether he's been using drugs - legal or illicit - and he may have provided the answer himself during a Thursday night podcast by comedian Joe Rogan. Musk has vowed that Tesla will report profits in both the third and fourth quarters, a forecast based on production of 5,000 Model 3 sedans a week.

Tesla has long struggled with high turnover involving its senior executives, and its finance team in particular has gone through a period of significant tumult. "I'd rather be optimistic and wrong than pessimistic and right".

The 47-year-old sat down with Rogan for an expansive two-and-a-half-hour interview, covering topics from AI to flame-throwers to social media, before the host kicked back and started to smoke up.

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"We're taking vast amounts of carbon from deep underground and putting this in the atmosphere - this is insane", Musk said, a reference to the consumption of fossil fuels around the world.

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