Tesla CEO Elon Musk 'Smokes Marijuana' During Podcast Causing Stocks To Fall

His actions saw his company's stocks plummet.

Shares in Tesla have tumbled after company boss Elon Musk appeared to smoke marijuana during an interview and the company's accounting chief left after a month in the job.

During a podcast shown on YouTube, Musk inhales from what the host says is a combined marijuana-tobacco joint.

The chief executive was appearing on The Joe Rogan Experience. The joint was provided by Rogan, who said it was legal.

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On Friday the company announced that chief accounting officer Dave Morton had resigned after a month, citing public attention and the fast pace of the post.

The company announced the departure in a regulatory filing. It said Morton had no disagreements with Tesla's leadership or financial reporting.

Shares fell about seven percent as trading opened on Friday.