Musk did not mention the incident in his interview on Rogan's podcast, which lasted more than two hours. Morton stated that "the level of public attention placed on the company" and "the pace within the company" caused him to reconsider his future. Keep this in mind, Mr. Morton was due a $10 million dollar new hire grant that would vest after four years with the company, and he willingly walked away from it. 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.
Elon Musk talked about artifical intelligence and colonising space during the long interview.
Tesla's stock is down more than six percent to $262, the lowest level since April.
Elon Musk smoked cannabis on a YouTube show "I'm not a regular smoker of weed".
Describing his own use of his only remaining social media profile, Twitter, where he has created his own troubles, Musk described his experience with the platform as, "on balance, more good than bad". That was the day before Musk announced his plans to take the company private via tweet.
Tesla shares dropped sharply Friday after the electric-car company disclosed that its chief of accounting was leaving the company only weeks after coming aboard.
"In the aftermath of his controversial announcement, Musk told the New York Times that he was not smoking weed when he posted the "$420" tweet, and that he believes "weed is not helpful for productivity". When asked if he'd ever had one, Musk replied that he thought he'd had one once.
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Hall said a different agency, the Texas Ranger Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety, is investigating the case. The official, who is not authorized to discuss the case publicly, said no evidence has turned up that they'd ever even met.
Shockingly this was nearly a complete blindside to the board of directors at Tesla and just two weeks after that tweet Musk recanted and did his best to explain why he had claimed he had funding "secured".
In the clip, Rogan lights up what looks like a cigar, and Musk inquires what he's holding.
Shares of electric vehicle pioneer Tesla Inc.
Another executive departure, another controversy over the CEO's behaviour, another stock drop. "Elon Musk is just smoking it out in the open, knowing that he uses his very vague drug policy as a way to fire people that are a threat to him".
Tesla is undergoing another executive shakeup, and investors are nervous.
The appearance was the latest unorthodox move by Musk, who has often surprised investors with brash and unpredictable behavior as Tesla has sought to live up to lofty manufacturing targets for its Model 3 electric auto.
The billionaire's behavior has raised concerns about his leadership and several Wall Street analysts have called for the company to appoint a strong No. 2 to prop up Tesla's operations and standing with investors.