Elon Musk Smokes Weed With Joe Rogan - And It's All On Camera

Elon Musk Smokes Weed With Joe Rogan - And It's All On Camera

Elon Musk Smokes Weed With Joe Rogan - And It's All On Camera

Tesla Inc's chief accounting officer resigned after just a month on Friday and a second senior executive was reported to be leaving as well, hours after chief executive officer Elon Musk smoked marijuana on a live webcast.

News of the resignation of Tesla's Chief Accounting Officer Dave Morton came Friday, according to a securities filing. He added that he still believed in Tesla, that "I have no disagreements with Tesla's leadership or its financial reporting".

Toledano, who has been on leave of absence from the company, said she would not be returning to the company.

The slide follows CEO Elon Musk's interview with comedian Joe Rogan on Thursday night and news on Friday morning that the company's chief accounting officer had resigned on September 4.

Elon Musk found himself in the middle of another controversy on Friday, after he smoked weed and sipped whiskey during a rather unusual Thursday night podcast hosted by comedian Joe Rogan - with some suggesting the eccentric billionaire had acted irresponsibly.

The blunt usage began near the end of the interview when Rogan produced it and Musk responded by asking, "I mean, it's legal, right?"

This follows other bad news for Tesla, and Musk coming under fire for things including what he says on Twitter. Shares soared on the news, eventually rising more than 10 percent (the Nasdaq briefly halted trading to ensure the tweet was legitimate).

Musk's Twitter followers went into a frenzy following the podcast, with user @jkmcnk writing:"Elon getting high on weed and whiskey is the first reason to go long on $TSLA in a while". They were sitting inside a studio in California, where medical and recreational marijuana use is indeed legal. Musk asked his host after he took out a large joint and lit it up.

Tesla's stock and bond prices dropped on Wednesday - linked to the row over Musk's comments about Mr Unsworth but also following an unveiling by Mercedes that presents a challenge to the electric auto maker.

He has denied he was smoking weed when he sent his now infamous tweet on August 7 claiming he had secured funding to take Tesla private.

The 47-year-old billionaire later said he wasn't a "regular smoker" of marijuana because he doesn't find it "very good for productivity".

It's not clear whether the reshuffling of executives goes quite that far, but it does address a vacuum that had been developing at the top of the company as several top executives have recently left. The newspaper said two people familiar with the automaker's board expressed concern about his workload and use of the prescription sleeping drug Ambien.

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