Shares of electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc. fell more than 6 per cent early Friday after the CEO appeared to smoke marijuana during an interview and the company's accounting chief left after a month on the job.
The spot on one of the most popular podcasts in the USA marks Musk's first appearance in a public forum since he stunned the financial world last month with his short-lived effort to take Tesla private. "I'm getting text messages from friends saying, 'What the hell are you doing smoking weed?'" he said. Rogan asked. "Almost never", said Musk, chairman and chief executive officer of Tesla and chairman of the board at SpaceX.
Musk stunned investors last month with tweets saying he had funding to take the company private for $420 (£323) a share.
The inside of his head is like "a never-ending explosion" with ideas bouncing around all the time, he said, adding that he finds it "very hard" to turn his brain off. "These things are much more important than creating electric supersonic VTOL", he said.
Following the show, Twitter users pointed out that Musk's company Tesla requires employees to come out clean on mandatory drug tests.
"Totally legal", Rogan replied as Musk reached for the joint.
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The comedian offered the 47-year-old billionaire a marijuana and tobacco cigarette, which are legal in the state of California.
"It's like a cup of coffee in reverse", Musk explained.
"It's easy to demonise people, you're usually wrong about it, people are nicer than you think".
Musk apologised to Unsworth in July for similar insults he made on Twitter following the rescue of a dozen Thai schoolboys and their football coach from a cave in Thailand. Musk did, and the image of the CEO smoking cannabis immediately spread on social media like wildfire. They both giggled and Musk said, "That would be great".
Speaking of the what lies ahead, Musk said being forever constrained to Earth "would not be a good future".
"As a result, this caused me to reconsider my future".