Musk Smokes Pot, Waxes Poetic as More Execs Leave

Elon Musk hits massive blunt in live interview

The resignations came just hours after the firm's controversial chief executive Mr Musk smoked marijuana live on the web during a podcast with comedian Joe Rogan.

The two-and-a-half hour interview covered everything from artificial intelligence to Tesla, his private space company SpaceX and love.

Towards the end of the broadcast, Rogan lit up a large marijuana-and-tobacco-filled cigarette and offered it to Musk. Rogan asked, noting that Musk probably had not "because of stockholders".

Marijuana is legal for medical and recreational use in California, where the interview took place.

According to the lawsuit, filed on Thursday in San Francisco federal court, false and misleading information, issued by Musk, harmed short-sellers and those believing Tesla's stock price would rise.

The episode also raised concern about Musk's health.

"A lot of people don't like humanity and think it is a blight, but I don't", Musk said.

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But, he added: "My wish to see a more inclusive debate in the Labour party could not have been more wide of the mark". A number of Mr Field's Labour colleagues have praised him and expressed their own concerns about their party.

Several Wall Street analysts renewed calls for the company to appoint another senior leader, either to replace Musk as chief executive or provide more support as the company strives to expand production and potentially raise more capital.

Rogan's podcast is known for being choppy and focused on a wide array of topics, but Musk's appearance was particularly wild, as the two went from discussing ancient weaponry to talking about the CEO's new electric plane design.

"It's easy to demonise people, you're usually wrong about it, people are nicer than you think". Last month, Tesla's founder tweeted about plans to take the company private. "Every now and again I get drawn in and it's not good, you can make some mistakes".

On Friday the company announced that Chief Accounting Officer Dave Morton resigned after a month on the job, citing public attention and the fast pace of the post. "As a result, this caused me to reconsider my future", Morton was quoted as saying in a company filing.

Shares of electric vehicle pioneer Tesla Inc.

Morton and Toledano's departures - and Musk's performance on the podcast - also alarmed James Albertine, who rates Tesla a hold with a $300 target.

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