As Elon Musk’s antics go viral, two high-level Tesla execs just quit

Musk announced on Twitter last month he would take Tesla private only to withdraw the statement later

Shares of Tesla fell 1.3% in trading before the bell.

"C'mon, man. You probably can't because of stockholders, right?" Shares of electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc. tumbled over 9 percent as the markets opened today after the CEO smoked marijuana during a YouTube video podcast and the company's accounting chief left after a month on the job.

He said: "I think the future in where we are a space-faring civilisation out there among the stars, that is very exciting".

But to Rogan's surprise, Musk reached over and took hit, saying that the drug was legal in California. Morton, who joined Tesla on August 6, was quoted in a company filing on Friday saying he believes "strongly" in Tesla and that he had no disagreements with the company's leadership or its financial reporting.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The AP clarified is earlier version of the Tesla story: "The interviewer told Elon Musk the item he shared with the CEO contained marijuana and tobacco".

Overall, Morton appears to have parted ways with Tesla amicably, stating that he still believes in the company's overall mission, as well as its future prospects.

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Investors who have bet that Tesla's stock price will fall, or "short sellers", also have filed a lawsuit against Tesla and Musk alleging that the take-private proposal was a ruse aimed at lowering the value of their holdings. In the first quarter of this year, the company lost Morton's predecessor, Eric Branderiz, and Susan Repo, who was treasurer and vice-president of finance.

Musk tossed back a final slug of whiskey and smiled.

Musk's representative didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Mentioning the tunnel that the Boring Company is supposed to be building underneath Los Angeles to the Dodgers Stadium, Musk stated: "We've dug about a mile".

Rogan reassured him, "It's totally legal". "I don't think you'd necessarily want to be me", he told podcaster Joe Rogan in an interview that lasted more than two hours. They have fallen about 18% since Musk's tweet on taking the company private on 7 August.

Musk has repeatedly expressed concerns about the dangers of unrestrained development of artificial intelligence but says his push for a more cautious, regulated approach has been "futile".

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