Tesla executives quit; CEO Elon Musk appears to smoke pot

Tesla chief Elon Musk smokes marijuana on live web show

Tesla chief Elon Musk smokes marijuana on live web show

"Since I joined Tesla on August 6th, the level of public attention placed on the company, as well as the pace within the company, have exceeded my expectations".

Elon Musk sparked concern with shareholders after smoking marijuana live web show with U.S. comedian Joe Rogan late Thursday night while discussing a plethora of random subjects, including artificial, flame throwers and social media.

Elon Musk has hinted that Tesla may be considering a new product for a smarter home-an intelligent air conditioning system-during a rather baked two and a half hours long podcast on Thursday evening.

Elon Musk announced a major shakeup in Tesla's executive ranks on Friday, just hours after a weird interview left some investors rattled. Shortly after, HR head Gabrielle Toledano, who'd taken a leave of absence last month, also said she wouldn't return.

Morton, a former chief financial officer for computer-drive maker Seagate Technology Plc, joined Tesla one day before Musk tweeted that he was considering buying out some investors at $420 a share and taking the company private.

Sure, the prospect of Tesla CEO Elon Musk smoking a joint with Joe Rogan, while wielding a samurai sword and a flamethrower as the two talked about artificial intelligence, is enough to give your weird second cousin who just discovered Wikileaks an erection so big it could blot out the sun.

In a recent New York Timers interview, Musk did admit to using the prescription drug Ambien to help him sleep. On AI, Musk said he would be announcing in a few months a "neurolink" that connects humans with machines. "I don't actually notice any effect.I don't find that it is very good for productivity".

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The latest round of executive departures comes after Elon Musk opted to walk away from his initiative to take the company private last month.

Shares of Musk's Tesla fell to their lowest point in five months on Friday after the eccentric CEO was seen lighting up and smoking marijuana on a podcast.

"We have been calling for a co-CEO or COO to assist to codifying the leadership structure and in so doing, the culture at Tesla", said James Albertine, an analyst at brokerage Consumer Edge.

"We think this is further evidence that the time is now for management and the board to address these issues", he added. Tesla shares went on another rollercoaster day of trading. The chairman and CEO of both Tesla and Space Exploration Technologies Corp., among other companies, recently gave an emotional interview to The New York Times in which he said friends were anxious about exhaustion.

Shockingly this was nearly a complete blindside to the board of directors at Tesla and just two weeks after that tweet Musk recanted and did his best to explain why he had claimed he had funding "secured".

Like the electorate, there is a large pool of independents in the stock market, and at least some of them have to be won over.

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