Elon Musk Smokes Weed on Joe Rogan Show

Elon Musk hits massive blunt in live interview

The resignations came just hours after the firm's controversial chief executive Mr Musk smoked marijuana live on the web during a podcast with comedian Joe Rogan.

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.

Shortly after Rogan lights the blunt, Musk asks "So is that a joint?" "He jested "'You probably can't do this because of stockholders, right?". Rogan further explains the legal-in-California creation, before Musk reaches for the marijuana stuffed cigar and takes a drag.

Musk said that when it comes to social media he only uses Twitter, and that is for its power to get messages out.

While it is, again, another chapter in the "wacky adventures" of Elon Musk, I suspect that this is going to be another faux pas in the coming days.

During their conversation, Mr Musk talked about his health and his management of Tesla - which he said was the most challenging of his various businesses and projects.

Almost 90 000 people tuned into the podcast Rogan live-streamed with Musk at YouTube.

Tesla shares fell as much as 10 percent, the steepest intraday drop since June 2016. He was honest, possibly drunk and stoned: "I think people should be nicer to each other ..."

Tesla did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.

The company, hurt in the past month by Musk's high-profile U-turn on a deal to take it private, said Chief Accounting Officer Dave Morton had resigned, citing discomfort with the level of public attention and pace of work.

He said: "I think the future in where we are a space-faring civilisation out there among the stars, that is very exciting". "As a result, this caused me to reconsider my future", Morton said in the filing.

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

The interview is believed to be the Tesla CEO's first appearance in a public forum since he announced in a tweet in early August that he was thinking about taking the company private, Bloomberg noted.

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