Elon Musk Smokes Weed, Talks Electric Plane Designs on Joe Rogan Podcast

Ivan Schwartz
September 10, 2018

While appearing on comedian Joe Rogan's podcast hasn't gone well for some controversial figures - like Alex Jones, who's appearance on the show was used against him in court - embattled Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk used the two-and-a-half hours long interview to tout a new plane design, wield a Samurai sword, and smoke some weed.

Shares of Tesla Motors tumbled Friday as investors were rattled by the departures of two executives and a late-night interview in which chief executive Elon Musk was seen smoking marijuana.

Guardado told the outlet that her use of doctor-recommended drops could make her test positive for the drug, a condition she says she told the company about prior to her termination.

Tesla's shares dropped to $252.25 earlier Friday morning, falling 10 percent, Bloomberg reported.

Separately, Musk touted the company's overall progress on Friday.

"I've thought about this quite a lot", Musk said of his electric aircraft idea.

The exchange, which came near the end of an interview that lasted more than 2½ hours, illustrates Musk's generally carefree approach.

Morton is a veteran in the tech sector, serving as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Seagate before starting his employment at Tesla.

"The team, the skill set that have been phenomenal to create Tesla are not the ones we need for the next stage", said Houchois, who has a US$360 price target on the stock.

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Tesla shares were trading down almost 7 percent at $261.45 at the time of publication Friday.

CEO Elon Musk devised and then quickly canceled a plan to take the company private.

Tesla on Friday also saw the recent departure of its chief accounting officer, Dave Morton, and its head of human resources, Gabrielle Toledano, according to The Verge.

If such a system is connected to your auto, it could calculate when you'll be home and start the air conditioning at the optimal time to save energy, Musk said. Shares were trading at about $360 and the bonds yielding about 7% before Mr. Musk's August 7 statement on Twitter that he had secured funding to take the company private at a price of $420 a share. "As a result, this caused me to reconsider my future".

Mr Morton said he still believes strongly in Tesla's "mission and future prospects" and has "no disagreements with Tesla's leadership or its financial reporting". Left argued that the CEO committed stock manipulation and securities fraud ー shares immediately soared after that post, but have since fallen more than 30 percent.

All these antics have led many business observers to call for Tesla's board to get help for Musk and relieve him of some of his responsibilities.

The two lawsuits were filed three days after Mr Musk announced on Twitter that planned to take Tesla private in a record $72bn (£56bn) transaction.

The bond had tumbled earlier this week as Musk renewed an attack on a British caver whom he had previously insulted on social media a day after Mercedes-Benz unveiled a challenge to the electric auto maker.

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