Billionaire Elon Musk took viewers by surprise late Thursday when he briefly smoked marijuana and drank whiskey during a live interview.
The Tesla chief executive was speaking with comedian Joe Rogan, an advocate of legalizing weed, on his live internet show when he was handed the joint.
“Is that a joint? Or is it a cigar?” Musk asked Rogan before being told it was a cigarette containing marijuana, which is legal in California, and tobacco.
Asked whether he had tried it before, the entrepreneur said: “Yeah, I think I tried one once.”
“You probably can’t because of stockholders,” Rogan said, to which Musk retorted: “I mean it’s legal, right?”
The two had been engaged in a lengthy discussion on a number of issues including humanity, artificial intelligence, Tesla and China.