Elon Musk Smokes Weed on Live TV as Tesla Shares Tumble

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Bloomberg News also reported that Tesla's chief people officer, Gaby Toledano, is not returning to the company after taking a leave.

The exodus from Tesla continued Friday morning, after news that two more executives had called it quits.

Morton joined the company one day before Musk tweeted that he was considering taking the company private with "funding secured".

Securities and Exchange Commission filings released Friday revealed Tesla's chief accountant, Dave Morton left the company just one month after he arrived, and Toledano's departure, which was announced after she took leave from the company, comes after Ganesh Srivats, a top sales executive at the company, left under similar circumstances.

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.

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.

Munster said that while there may be more "upside" to Tesla, Musk's actions are hurting.

Later he says he does not notice any effect from the joint and claims he rarely smokes. "I don't find that it is very good for productivity".

Tesla was not immediately available for comment - but investors apparently weren't giddy over the Musk toke.

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Along with his electric vehicle company, Musk heads up space exploration firm Space X, tunnel construction firm The Boring Company, and Neuralink, which works on augmenting human brains with artificial intelligence.

"Elon's actions are making it harder and harder to support Tesla as a company", said analyst Gene Munster of Loup Ventures.

"Electric cars are important, solar energy is important, stationary storage of energy is important", he said.

Analysts on Friday reiterated their call for Tesla to bring in another senior leader.

The interview took place in California, where both medical and recreational use is allowed, but it is still illegal on the federal level.

Sun Microsystems co-founder Scott McNealy on concerns over Elon Musk's leadership at Tesla and concerns of bias at social media networks. On AI, Musk said he would be announcing in a few months a "neurolink" that connects humans with machines.

The tumult comes as Tesla has been ramping up production of its Model 3 electric auto, which is seen as a make-or-break effort for the company.

In a Friday blog post on the electric-car company's website, Musk announced Jerome Guillen, an eight-year veteran of the company, will now oversee all automotive operations, program management, and the company's automotive supply chain. Although he abandoned the idea less than three weeks later, he remained under investigation by the SEC.

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