The pair were more than two hours into a conversation fuelled by Old Camp whiskey on ice, ranging from expensive cars and watches to the dangers of artificial intelligence, before Rogan pulled out the joint and lit up. As you probably know, the number 420 is popularly associated with smoking pot. While he said he was "not a regular smoker of weed", he took a drag from what Rogan described as a joint containing tobacco mixed with marijuana, which is legal in California. Both Rogan and Musk are based in California, which this year became the largest USA state to legalize the recreational use of weed. Friday was also slated to be the last day for Sarah O'Brien, Tesla's vice president of communications, whose departure was announced last month. Musk also smoked some drugs, specifically marijuana, in what has been one of the longest and most public midlife crises that we've seen in quite some time. They both giggled and Musk said, "That would be great".
Musk said he was not as anxious about artificial intelligence than he was previously after "taking a more fatalistic attitude".
"I think I had one once", Mr. Musk said.
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During the interview, the pair discussed Musk's ability to dream up ideas and inventions, with the billionaire comparing the way his brain works to a "mutation", saying when he was a child he thought he was "insane".
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. Shares soared on the news, eventually rising more than 10 percent (the Nasdaq briefly halted trading to ensure the tweet was legitimate). "Every now and again I get drawn in and it's not good, you can make some mistakes".
As mentioned, the reasons for the stock dropping go beyond Musk smoking marijuana - including two Tesla executives resigning. It said Morton had no disagreements with Tesla's leadership or financial reporting.
Morton - who did not respond to a request for comment - joined Tesla last month from Seagate Technology where he served as a VP for two decades and CFO for nearly three years.