Elon Musk smokes marijuana with Joe Rogan during live interview

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Elon Musk, the billionaire chief executive of Tesla, risked provoking fresh concern from investors on Friday after smoking marijuana on a live web show with U.S. comedian Joe Rogan.

Tesla's chief accounting officer, Dave Morton, resigned after less than a month on the job, the company announced in a regulatory filing.

More seriously for Tesla, Musk startled investors for tweeting on August 7 that he planned to take the company private, only to suddenly reverse those plans weeks later.

Elon Musk took a drag on a fat joint while being interviewed on the "Joe Rogan Experience" podcast on Thursday.

"I think I tried one once", Musk replied with a laugh.

Separately, human resources chief Gabrielle Toledano told Bloomberg she planned to exit the company, not returning from a leave of absence.

"This caused me to reconsider my future", Morton said.

"I mean it's legal, right?" said Musk, before taking a puff.

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"Although the majority of shareholders I spoke to said they would remain with Tesla if we went private, the sentiment, in a nutshell, was 'please don't do this, '" Musk wrote in a Tesla blog post.

Musk told Rogan that running Tesla is the hardest of his several endeavors. Shares soared on the news, eventually rising more than 10 percent (the Nasdaq briefly halted trading to ensure the tweet was legitimate).

Musk did not directly address the suit during the Rogan sit-down.

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.

The exodus continues amid ongoing criticism over Musk's leadership, concern over the automaker's general prospects, and fresh legal issues over market manipulation.

Shockingly this was nearly a complete blindside to the board of directors at Tesla and just two weeks after that tweet Musk recanted and did his best to explain why he had claimed he had funding "secured".

Along the way, Musk drew a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission, which already had been scrutinizing the public pronouncements he's made regarding manufacturing goals and sales targets.

Today it was revealed that two top executives have left Tesla, and its plummeting stock fell even lower.

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