Joe Rogan podcast

Tesla's stock sank close to its lowest point of the year after CEO Elon Musk appeared to smoke marijuana in an interview with comedian Joe Rogan, reports The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins.

Why it matters: Musk's actions in the interview revealed a personal side of himself, but some analysts say his behavior is more erratic than it is charming and creating a distraction for the company.

On the podcast, Musk says: "So it that a joint? Or is it a cigar?"

  • Rogan: "It's marijuana inside of ... tobacco ... You probably can't because of stockholders, right?"
  • Musk: "I mean, it's legal, right?"
  • Rogan: "It's totally legal. ... It's tobacco and marijuana in there. That's all it is. "
  • [Musk takes a sip of what the host says is whiskey.]

Worthy of your time: The podcast's real trip is a fascinating conversation about a future driven by artificial intelligence.

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