Tesla chief accounting officer resigns after a month

Musk told Rogan that he's not a regular weed smoker

Musk told Rogan that he's not a regular weed smoker

Musk told podcast host Joe Rogan on his show, "The Joe Rogan Experience", that he was not a regular user of the drug and maintained that he didn't usually notice the drug's effects. As of midday Friday, more than 1.5 million users had checked out his chat with Musk.

The vehicle company has struggled to scale up production of its Model 3 sedan, which has been hit by a number of delays, intensifying the pressure on Musk. "Or is it a cigar?"

Toward the end of the more than two-hour interview that was live-streamed on YouTube, Mr. Rogan pulled out a joint that he described as marijuana wrapped inside tobacco.

"I mean, it's legal, right?" he asked.

Rogan found Musk's response dubious.

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Musk said he had come up with preliminary designs for a supersonic, electric plane that would take off and land vertically. Minutes later, Musk checked his phone.

Musk said that when it comes to social media he only uses Twitter, and that is for its power to get messages out. Elon Musk has continued to self-inflict PR disasters one after another, and not only that, but there is a disturbing trend of top talent bailing out on the automaker.

"I don't find that it's very good for productivity".

The aura of weed has surrounded Musk before.

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.

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Tesla's stock was down by more than 5 per cent in morning trading. The price dipped as low as $254.02 before rebounding to the $260-$270 range at midday.

The drop followed not only Mr. Musk's interview, but also Chief Accounting Officer Dave Morton's resignation that was announced this week.

Prominent short-seller Andrew Left has sued Tesla and Musk, saying in his proposed class-action complaint on Thursday that Musk's issuance of materially false and misleading information related to his abandoned plan harmed both short-sellers and those hoping the stock would rise.

Mr Morton - who joined only one month ago - said he was resigning because "the level of public attention placed on the company, as well as the pace within the company, have exceeded my expectations". "This caused me to reconsider my future". He added that he still believed in Tesla, that "I have no disagreements with Tesla's leadership or its financial reporting". Tesla is also facing an SEC investigation into the same issue. Shortly after his announcement, Bloomberg reported that Tesla's chief people officer, Gabrielle Toledano, would not return to the company after a leave of absence. The report, which was published by electric car-themed news site InsideEVs, estimated that the Tesla Model 3, Model S, and Model X, were the Top 3 electric cars in the U.S. in August. Musk repeated his attacks on Unsworth in an email to a reporter, again raising questions about his decision making and state of mind.

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".

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