"I don’t find that it is very good for productivity."
In the latest in a string of recent out-of-character behavior, founder of billion dollar company Tesla, Elon Musk smoked weed during a live taping of a podcast.
While on air with comedian Joe Rogan, Musk discussed various topics ranging from flamethrowers, social media, and the consequences of artificial intelligence. In between topics, Musk took a moment to take a hit of a joint which reportedly contained a blend of tobacco and weed, substances which can be legally consumed for recreational purposes in California. Of his past experiences with smoking, the actor had this to say:“I’m not a regular smoker of weed,” he mused. “I don’t actually notice any effect … I don’t find that it is very good for productivity.” It appears that investors were not particularly pleased with Musk's foray into recreational marijuana use as shares of Tesla dipped 8.2 percent in pre-market trading following the interview.
Spectators have been quick to point out this act as one of many on a recent timeline of Musk's peculiar exploits. You may recall that Musk got into a beef with a British cave diver by the name of Vernon Unsworth dubbing him a "child rapist" and has recently been in the news for and social media spat with infamous artist Azealia Banks. This is definitely an interesting and trying time for the billionaire, watch the podcast below.