Tesla shares reel as executives quit and CEO smokes pot on webcast



Marijuana is legal for medical and recreational use in California, where the interview took place. Spend more time with your friends and less time on social media.

During a podcast that was shown on YouTube, CEO Elon Musk inhales from what the host says is a combined marijuana-tobacco joint.

Tesla was not immediately available for comment.

During the podcast interview, Musk, who is also the founder of the startup Boring Co., as well as Neuralink, said that running Tesla has been the hardest of his current projects. Rogan then took out a large spliff and lit up.

To close the podcast, Mr Musk was asked if he had any concluding remarks. For a Factbox on executive departures, see: Even before Musk's surprise August 7 Twitter disclosure that he had funding "secured" for a go-private deal, Tesla had been under scrutiny from investors, analysts and short-sellers as it works to hit production targets and slow its cash burn.

"Come on, man", Rogan said as Musk laughed.

It's actually a quite profound and interesting (despite Musk smoking dagga being the hook that got you here - go to 2:10:15 for that).

Musk replied, "I mean it's legal, right?" before taking a drag. A report from auto sales tracking website GoodCarBadCar also listed the Model 3 as the 5th best-selling passenger car in America last month, in a list that included mainstream vehicles like the Toyota Camry, Honda Civic, and the Honda Accord.

CEO Elon Musk now says that most of Tesla's shareholders believe it's better off in private hands Elon Musk said investors have convinced him not to make Tesla a private company (Brian Lawless/PA) Tesla CEO and Chairman Elon Musk unveiling the Roadster 2 during a presentation in Hawthorne, California past year, the billionaire's tweet has sparked debate over the electric vehicle maker's future.

That move, described in a company blog with several other promotions as a result of board and management discussions, gives Musk a seasoned auto industry veteran to lean on at a time when some investors have called for a new chief operating officer.

"Weed is not helpful for productivity", he told the newspaper.

"Elon getting high on weed and whiskey is the first reason to go long on $TSLA in a while".

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