Later Musk says he doesn't notice any effect from the joint, which he claims he rarely smokes. He added that he still believed in Tesla, that "I have no disagreements with Tesla's leadership or its financial reporting". A report from auto sales tracking website GoodCarBadCar also listed the Model 3 as the 5th best-selling passenger car in America last month, in a list that included mainstream vehicles like the Toyota Camry, Honda Civic, and the Honda Accord.
"It's totally legal", the always-enthusiastic Rogan replied.
In a rather unexpected move, Tesla CEO Elon Musk smoked marijuana during a live United States web show. Neither Tesla nor Musk have commented on the Buzzfeed report.
After discussing the artistic and engineering merits of wristwatches, Rogan brought out a blunt, telling Musk that it was a mix of tobacco and marijuana.
"The interesting thing about an electric plane is that you want to go as high as possible, but you need a certain energy density in the battery pack, because you have to overcome gravitational potential energy", Musk said. Separately, Bloomberg reported that the company's chief people officer was leaving. United States regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating whether the tweets may have violated USA securities law, according to a report in August by Fox Business Network, citing sources. In the first quarter of this year, the company lost Morton's predecessor, Eric Branderiz, and Susan Repo, who was treasurer and vice president of finance.
But McNealy said that life at the helm of a big company - particularly one that has relied so heavily upon government subsidies and tax dollars - can be very stressful. She sits on the boards of four tech companies. "Maybe behaving like that is cool to some people, but doing it while running the company with other people's money is really not cool".
In a Friday blog post on the electric-car company's website, Musk announced Jerome Guillen, an eight-year veteran of the company, will now oversee all automotive operations, program management, and the company's automotive supply chain.
Musk has made Tesla's brand inseparable from his own image.
On the same day that the podcast was published, two executives announced their resignations from the company. He then backed off from his plan saying Tesla was better off as a public company.
If he is feeling any insecurity, it was not reflected in his webcast with Rogan.
"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. "There's no point in being pessimistic".
"I mean, it's legal right?" teased the South African billionaire, accepting the dare.