Elon Musk hits massive blunt in live interview

Bizarre – Tesla founder Elon Musk has added to speculation over his behaviour by smoking a joint during a live interview More

Tesla noted in a statement to Reuters that Morton opted to depart from the company due to his discomfort with the level of public attention and Tesla's overall pace of work.

Statements from Chief People Officer Gabrielle Toledano have not been reported as of writing.

Musk sipped whiskey and smoked marijuana during a more than two-and-a-half-hour podcast with comedian Joe Rogan late on Thursday that touched on everything from flame throwers and artificial intelligence to the end of the universe.

Overall, Morton appears to have parted ways with Tesla amicably, stating that he still believes in the company's overall mission, as well as its future prospects.

CEO Elon Musk now says that most of Tesla's shareholders believe it's better off in private hands Elon Musk said investors have convinced him not to make Tesla a private company (Brian Lawless/PA) Tesla CEO and Chairman Elon Musk unveiling the Roadster 2 during a presentation in Hawthorne, California past year, the billionaire's tweet has sparked debate over the electric vehicle maker's future. At one point, Rogan, who was smoking cannabis, invited Elon Musk to take a puff.

Musk announced later in August that the company would remain public.

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"I'm not a regular smoker of weed", Musk said. Later Musk says he doesn't notice any effect from the joint, which he claims he rarely smokes.

It was the latest in a string of unconventional behavior by the billionaire South African native who is also CEO of rocket startup SpaceX.

The day after he started, Musk tweeted he was considering taking the company private with "funding secured". It said Morton had no disagreements with Tesla's leadership or financial reporting. Analysts on Friday reiterated their call for Tesla to bring in another senior leader to provide more support as it strives to expand production and potentially raise more capital. "We think this is further evidence that the time is now for management and the Board to address these issues", Albertine said.

Tesla stock prices dipped more than 9.8%, near $253.75 during Friday (September 7) morning trading.

Tesla shares were down almost 9 percent premarket. Tesla's stock plunged, then extended declines after Gabrielle Toledano, the head of human resources who's been on a leave of absence, told Bloomberg News that she won't rejoin the company.

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