Published: Sept. 7, 2018 at 8:56 a.m. ET
CEO makes appearance on ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ podcast; Tesla’s stock down 5% in premarket actionTesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk appeared to smoke marijuana during an interview on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast, sparking a range of reactions Friday on the internet.
The reactions online to Thursday night’s podcast included Guardian reporter Julia Carrie Wong tweeting, “I’ve lost it,” while tracking the interview.
Tesla’s stock recently traded about 5% lower in premarket action on Friday, with news that Chief Accounting Officer Dave Morton had resigned among the factors weighing on shares.
After Rogan said he was smoking marijuana inside tobacco, the podcast host asked Musk, “You probably can’t because of stockholders, right?”
Musk responded with, “I mean it’s legal, right?” Rogan then said “it’s totally legal,” and Musk said “OK” and took a drag. Both Rogan and Musk are based in California, which this year became the largest U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of weed.
Video for the podcast is available online and is 2 hours and 10 minutes into the interview.