The two men also drank whiskey during the interview, and Musk pointed out that alcohol is also a drug. An episode of Joe Rogan's popular podcast released today seemed to show Musk smoking marijuana-something that's legal under California law but remains illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act.
The exchange, which came near the end of an interview that lasted more than two and a half hours, illustrates Musk's generally carefree approach.
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.
Rogan found Musk's response dubious.
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.
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For Europe, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson and Alex Noren shot 66s, while man of the moment Bryson DeChambeau shot 67. The 29-year-old recovered with a birdie on the last to ensure a share of the opening-round spoils with Woods.
"I've thought about this quite a lot, quite a lot", Musk said of the electric jet design, according to The Verge.
Of 50 USA sates, recreational cannabis remains illegal in 41 - but it was legalised in California, where the podcast was filmed, in January. But Musk also said this isn't really a priority, and he also dismissed the concept of a flying vehicle as impractical.
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.
The stock for Tesla, where Musk is CEO, took a dive Friday following the news of Musk's public use of marijuana making the rounds, along with other bad news for Tesla. I think Joe might, however, be right about the stockholders. "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 was quoted as saying.