Tesla rocked by executive departures, Musk web show

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Elon Musk found himself in the middle of another controversy on Friday, after he smoked weed and sipped whiskey during a rather unusual Thursday night podcast hosted by comedian Joe Rogan - with some suggesting the eccentric billionaire had acted irresponsibly.

Chief accounting officer, Dave Morton, resigned after being with the company for one month, citing intense public attention.

Musk stunned investors last month with tweets saying he had funding to take the company private for $420 (£323) a share.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk appeared to smoke marijuana briefly on camera during a podcast appearance, fueling critics who say that his behavior is becoming increasingly concerning and erratic.

Musk touched on the difficulties of having the kind of brain that has enabled him to build and run multiple high-tech companies at the same time.

The interview touched on everything from artificial intelligence, the end of all in existence and flamethrowers. Midday, Tesla shares were trading 6.4 percent lower at $262.90.

During the podcast, Mr Rogan offered Mr Musk a joint, which he said contained a mix of tobacco and marijuana - dried leaves and flowering parts of the female cannabis plant.

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Jensen, a member of Denmark's European Championship-winning team in 1992, said he was helping out to "mitigate the negative consequences".

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 stock for Tesla, where Musk is CEO, took a dive Friday following the news of Musk's public use of marijuana making the rounds, along with other bad news for Tesla. Following an interview on the Joe Rogan show though, he has done something that will raise more than a few eyebrows.

Morton's brief tenure with the company coincided with the aborted go-private push.

Tesla Inc shares fell almost nine percent on Friday as the resignation of its chief accounting officer after just a month at work spooked investors amid another social media storm around billionaire chief executive Elon Musk.

Incidentally, being recorded in California, it was entirely legal. "As a result, this caused me to reconsider my future". "There's a skill set that needs to be added at the top that Mr. Musk doesn't have".

Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.