Musk muses about life over weed and whiskey

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The interview was with noted YouTube personality Rogan who is famous for his talk shows.

Rogan described it as marijuana inside tobacco, and asked if Musk had ever tried it.

Tesla shares fell as much as 10% to $252.25 as of 9.46am in NY, the steepest intra-day drop since June 2016.

Shortly after smoking, Musk looks at his phone and laughs, telling Rogan he was getting texts from friends asking why he was smoking weed during the interview.

Musk didn't exactly go full Spicoli with his lone puff, saying "I don't actually notice any effect", and "I don't find that it is very good for productivity". Shortly after, HR head Gabrielle Toledano, who'd taken a leave of absence last month, also said she wouldn't return.

"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.

Tesla shares fell as much as 10% on Friday, rebounding slightly to $265 per share in after hours trading.

"Going to create a site where the public can rate the core truth of any article & track the credibility score over time of each journalist, editor & publication", Musk said on Twitter.

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The reasons include an infamous tweet in which the businessman said he was taking Tesla private and had funding lined up - a statement he later backtracked amid an uproar - and disparaging remarks about a Briton who helped save boys trapped in a cave in Thailand.

Along with his electric auto company, Musk heads up space exploration firm Space X, tunnel construction firm The Boring Company, and Neuralink, which works on augmenting human brains with artificial intelligence. The chairman and CEO of both Tesla and Space Exploration Technologies Corp., among other companies, recently gave an emotional interview to The New York Times in which he said friends were anxious about exhaustion.

"I'm not a business magnate", he said during the podcast.

Munster said that while there may be more "upside" to Tesla, Musk's actions are hurting.

But the most noted part of the interview was the Tesla founder's drag on the joint, with many seeing the move as the latest in a long list of eyebrow-raising behaviour. The entry of additional competitors and Tesla's failure to meet its goals are "certainly enough to cause investors to second-guess the company", he said.

Chris Lister was promoted to VP of Gigafactory Operations and will be responsible for ramping up Model 3 production. Friday was also slated to be the last day for Sarah O'Brien, Tesla's vice president of communications, whose departure was announced last month.

On August 8, the SEC launched an investigation into Musk's tweet, and investors have launched at least two lawsuits, including one on Thursday, according to the AP.

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