Elon Musk smokes pot on live podcast

Screenshot via YouTube PowerfulJRE

Screenshot via YouTube PowerfulJRE

Not long after, it was also reported the company's human resources chief Gaby Toledano won't be returning from leave.

That interview - coupled with the abrupt departure of the company's chief accounting officer - pushed Tesla's stock further into the red on Friday, with it falling more than 6 percent to $262.28 per share.

Chief Accounting Officer Dave Morton resigned after just one month in the job because of discomfort with the attention on the company and pace of work during that time, Tesla said in a filing on Friday.

"I can not answer questions about potential future products". But analysts said the sudden exit of Morton - the latest in a growing exodus of top Tesla executives - prompted new questions about the company.

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. "I don't actually notice any effect".

Musk explained that he's "not a regular smoker of weed" because he "doesn't find it's very good for productivity".

Tesla representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill on Guardado's claims.

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I don't think you would necessarily want to be me - you wouldn't like it that much, Musk told Rogan during the live-streamed podcast.

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. Morton, who joined Tesla on August 6, was quoted in a company filing on Friday saying he believes "strongly" in Tesla and that he had no disagreements with the company's leadership or its financial reporting.

Some analysts and investors have called on the board to replace Musk as CEO but keep him as chief product officer, or hiring a chief operating officer to handle daily operations.

Speaking to Joe Rogan in a recent podcast interview, Elon Musk has covered a wide range of topics from electric airplanes to living in a simulation.

Musk said he had come up with preliminary designs for a supersonic, electric plane that would take off and land vertically.

Elon Musk announced a major shakeup in Tesla's executive ranks on Friday, just hours after a freakish interview left some investors rattled. Tesla delivered 40,740 vehicles worldwide in the second quarter - 18,440 of which were Model 3 sedans. The San Francisco office of the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Musk's tweet about having "funding secured" - a proposition that proved dubious - as well as broader issues surrounding company disclosures about production goals with the midsize Model 3, which Tesla is counting on to drive up revenue and stabilize its finances. As of midday Friday, more than 1.5 million users had checked out his chat with Musk.

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