Elon Musk e Joe Rogan sono stati sicuramente amichevoli nel corso degli anni. Il popolare podcaster e commentatore di UFC è stato uno dei sostenitori più accesi di Musk quando il suo buyout da 44 miliardi di dollari di Twitter è stato annunciato ad aprile (ovviamente, abbiamo appreso da quando l’acquisto di Twitter di Musk è ora meno probabile). Definire Musk “un tipo di supereroe da star del cinema” in un episodio del 26 aprile del suo podcast “Joe Rogan Experience”, per il New York Post, elogiando il magnate per aver presumibilmente mantenuto vivi i principi democratici.
Musk was drug-tested for a year after Rogan visit
On the Nelk Boys and John Shahidi's "Full Send" podcast on August 4, Elon Musk revealed he received "a lot of backlash" for smoking weed on-camera during his 2018 appearance on the "Joe Rogan Experience" podcast. Claiming he only took "one puff," Musk shared that the federal government still drug-tested him for a whole year "because it's still federally illegal."
Musk wasn't the only casualty of his one puff — The "whole of SpaceX," as he described it, was affected by that one fateful interview clip. "Space X has federal government contracts, so our competitors were like 'Why aren't you doing anything? Look at him brazenly smoking weed on Joe Rogan's podcast,'" Musk explained, also noting he got tested for everything under the sun. Tesla's stock price took a hit as a result, and making matters worse, he had to make a concerted effort to convince his investors he wasn't struggling with substance use. "I don't know how to smoke a joint," Musk laughingly said.
Two years before the debacle, Musk made an off-hand joke about drug use when a Twitter user asked for advice on being productive without much sleep. "Large amounts of crack," he quipped. Luckily for Musk, that comment mostly flew under the radar!