Wednesday 17 July 2019

Musk smokes 'legal' marijuana joint during live comedy podcast


Elon Musk. Photo: Reuters
Elon Musk. Photo: Reuters

Sweta Singh

Tesla's Elon Musk provoked another twitter storm yesterday by briefly smoking marijuana on a live web show with comedian Joe Rogan.

The 47-year-old billionaire spent two-and-a-half hours on a podcast late on Thursday discussing everything from artificial intelligence and its impact on humankind to flame throwers and social media.

Taking a puff from a joint - which Rogan said was a blend of tobacco and marijuana and legal in California - Mr Musk said he "almost never" smoked.

"I'm not a regular smoker of weed," Mr Musk said. "I don't actually notice any effect... I don't find that it is very good for productivity."

His followers on Twitter went into a frenzy after the podcast. Several questioned if it was against the company's policy. Tesla was not available for comment.

Irish Independent

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