Elon Musk Teases Electric Airplane, Smokes Weed With Joe Rogan
- Author: Terrell Bush Sep 08, 2018,
Sep 08, 2018, 0:17
Tesla's $1.8 billion junk bond maturing in August 2025 plunged as much as 4 cents on the dollar to below 82 cents, a record low, in Friday trading, pushing the yield above 8.8 percent. "He jested "'You probably can't do this because of stockholders, right?". Marijuana is legal in California, where the interview took place.
The Associated Press also reported that Tesla's chief accountant left.
"I mean, it's legal, right?" inquired a hesitant Musk.
"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", he said.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The AP clarified is earlier version of the Tesla story: "The interviewer told Elon Musk the item he shared with the CEO contained marijuana and tobacco".
Musk also caused a stir when he tweeted in August that he wanted to take Tesla private. Last month, when he floated the idea of taking Tesla private at a premium price of $420 a share, many noted that "420" served as longstanding code for marijuana use.
Rogan asked Musk about The Boring Company, which Musk said started as a " joke", mostly borne out of his desperation to fix L.A.'s notoriously bad traffic problem.
It's unusual for a CEO of a public company to smoke weed on camera, but this is just the latest instance of atypical behavior from Musk.
San Francisco - Tesla founder Elon Musk sipped whiskey and puffed a little weed while musing at length about artificial intelligence, colonizing space, and the need to give love a chance.
Tesla did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Elon Musk took a drag on a fat joint while being interviewed on the "Joe Rogan Experience" podcast on Thursday. 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.
"I'm not saying it's going to be successful", Musk said, though he noted it has already dug a mile-long tunnel under the streets of Los Angeles.