Elon Musk Smokes Weed, Talks A.I. During Eyebrow-Raising Web Show

A man walks near a logo of Tesla outside its China headquarters in Beijing

A man walks near a logo of Tesla outside its China headquarters in Beijing

Shares of Tesla fell more than 6 per cent to reach a five-month low on Friday morning following the departure of the company's chief accounting officer, Dave Morton, who resigned less than a month into the job on Friday.

"I want to be clear that I believe strongly in Tesla, its mission, and its future prospects, and I have no disagreements with Tesla's leadership or its financial reporting", Morton added.

He was also drinking whisky at the time, Yahoo Finance reported. The show took place in California, where recreational marijuana consumption is legal.

Tesla shares fell as much as 10 percent, the steepest intraday drop since June 2016, and were down 4.9 percent to $267.28 as of 11:10 a.m.in NY.

Tesla is under extreme pressure to turn a sustained net profit starting this quarter, as promised by Musk.

The controversial SpaceX and Tesla billionaire smoked a joint during a wide-ranging two and a half hour chat Joe Rogan Experience comedy podcast, which covered everything from artificial intelligence and its impact on humankind to flame throwers and social media. But Musk also said this isn't really a priority, and he also dismissed the concept of a flying auto as impractical.

Labour: Activist in anti-Semitism row elected to ruling body
The centre-left group Progress called on Labour's NEC to endorse the IHRA definition in full with "no caveats, no compromises". Mr Corbyn's position was further weakened when veteran MP Frank Field announced he would not resign .

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.

One of Wall Street's prominent short sellers, Andrew Left, has filed a class-action lawsuit, accusing electric vehicle maker Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk of trying to "burn" investors with "objectively false tweets".

Musk explained that he's "not a regular smoker of weed" because he "doesn't find it's very good for productivity". Not only did Musk not have any kind of written funding deal, many Tesla investors saw little upside in approving a deal that would reduce Tesla's transparency and the liquidity of Tesla stock. Rogan asked Musk, as he offered him the joint.

The aura of weed has surrounded Musk before. Mentioning the tunnel that the Boring Company is supposed to be building underneath Los Angeles to the Dodgers Stadium, Musk stated: "We've dug about a mile".

Prominent short-seller Andrew Left has sued Tesla and Musk, saying in his proposed class-action complaint on Thursday that Musk's issuance of materially false and misleading information related to his abandoned plan harmed both short-sellers and those hoping the stock would rise.

Recommended News

  • Confusion greets Nations League as Uefa hopes to revive internationals

    Confusion greets Nations League as Uefa hopes to revive internationals

    Teams play in groups entirely disconnected to the Nations League, with the winners and runners-up qualifying for the tournament. Even though our World Cup was so positive we still feel like we need to prove ourselves against the very best teams .
    Nike stock drops by 2% in wake of Kaepernick deal

    Nike stock drops by 2% in wake of Kaepernick deal

    Kaepernick will be one of the faces of Nike's 30th anniversary commemoration of its iconic " Just Do It " slogan. That case cleared a hurdle last week with the league's request to dismiss the grievance was rejected.
    Sloane Stephens through to US Open fourth round

    Sloane Stephens through to US Open fourth round

    I was playing a former Grand Slam champion", Stephens said. "I just trying to calm myself for a moment". Stephens played the bigger points in the second set better, despite losing a couple of service games.
  • Oil prices rise as Gulf of Mexico rigs evacuated

    Oil prices rise as Gulf of Mexico rigs evacuated

    Despite these fears, the global markets don't have much to worry about as they are still fairly well supplied. Brent crude futures were lower on Tuesday afternoon in Asia , trading down 0.10 percent to $78.07 per barrel.
    Trump assails Sessions for pursuing two Republicans' cases

    Trump assails Sessions for pursuing two Republicans' cases

    Trump recently told Bloomberg News that he would keep Sessions as attorney general until after the midterm elections. Hunter called the charges "pure politics" and said his wife was responsible for their finances.
    Ryan Anderson Agrees To Reduction Of 19-20 Guarantee To $15.6M

    Ryan Anderson Agrees To Reduction Of 19-20 Guarantee To $15.6M

    Good: Anderson struggles against the NBA's elite units, but Phoenix isn't concerned about the playoffs at the moment. The Rockets have traded Ryan Anderson to the Suns for Brandon Knight in a four-player deal, according to ESPN .
  • 26-year-old virgin Colton Underwood is the next Bachelor

    Colton told Michael Strahan that he and Tia are just "good friends" at this point, and that Tia won't appear on The Bachelor . Colton Underwood shared a photo on Instagram showing him with Tia Booth during their hot dog party on Bachelor in Paradise .
    Two Malaysian women caned publicly for same-sex relations

    Two Malaysian women caned publicly for same-sex relations

    Charles Santiago, a lawmaker who is part of the governing coalition, said the punishment was "outrageous" and "a form of torture". More than 100 people witnessed the caning in a Shariah courtroom in northeast Terengganu state, they said.
    White House Invokes Executive Privilege On Vast Cache of Kavanaugh Documents

    White House Invokes Executive Privilege On Vast Cache of Kavanaugh Documents

    FILE - President Donald Trump talks with Judge Brett Kavanaugh his Supreme Court nominee, and his family in the East Room of the White House, July 9, 2018.
  • Braylon Edwards says he was

    Braylon Edwards says he was "inebriated" when he tweeted MI criticism

    He specifically targeted center Cesar Ruiz and quarterback Shea Patterson . "No. 1, first of all, (what he said) is not true". How the coaching staff manages those realities will determine just how good Notre Dame can be come November.
    Rams RB Todd Gurley Happy Khalil Mack Was Traded From The Raiders

    Rams RB Todd Gurley Happy Khalil Mack Was Traded From The Raiders

    The same could not be said for the Raiders. " We have a lot of holes, and we have to do what we can to fill them ", he adds. However, don't expect them to stand pat as head coach Jon Gruden loves to churn the talent at the bottom of the roster.
    Le'Veon Bell Not At Steelers' Practice, GM Releases Statement

    Le'Veon Bell Not At Steelers' Practice, GM Releases Statement

    If Bell makes his return by Wednesday, it should give him a couple of practices to get his legs under him a bit before Week 1. The 25-year-old had four solid years with the Buffalo Bills and never has missed a game since being drafted in 2014.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.