According to CNBC, Morton felt Musk and the other executives didn't care to listen to the financial obstacles involved with taking Musk's tweet seriously. Rogan passes the joint to Musk, who also takes a sip of whiskey.
Musk said he was not as anxious about artificial intelligence than he was previously after taking a more fatalistic attitude.
"I've thought about this quite a lot", Musk said of his electric aircraft idea.
The comedian then asked if smoking on air would cause issues with stockholders, to which Musk responded, "It's legal, right?" and then proceeded to take a puff. "Elon Musk is just smoking it out in the open, knowing that he uses his very vague drug policy as a way to fire people that are a threat to him".
But the most questionable action came when Musk tweeted August 7 that he had secured funding to take the company private at $420 per share to get away from the short-term pressure of Wall Street. Virgin Group founder Richard Branson reportedly encouraged parents to smoke joints with their children.
Along with his electric auto company, Musk heads up space exploration firm Space X, tunnel construction firm The Boring Company, and Neuralink, which works on augmenting human brains with artificial intelligence.
It wouldn't be the first time that investors were rattled by Musk's unconventional ways, sending stocks haywire.
Massive amounts of Tesla stock were dumped today and prices plummeted as low as ten percent today after two key executives announced they were leaving the company.
Left unfilled is the position of accounting chief, following Tesla's announcement that Dave Morton had tendered his resignation from the role earlier this week.
The company, hurt in the past month by Musk's high-profile U-turn on a deal to take it private, said Chief Accounting Officer Dave Morton had resigned, citing discomfort with the level of public attention and pace of work.
Meanwhile, the company announced in a regulatory filing the departure of Morton, who is quoted by Tesla as stepping down due to the level of public scrutiny and the pace at the company but not over any disagreements with Tesla's leadership or its financial reporting.
During the podcast, Musk spoke about artificial intelligence, colonising space and the need to give love a chance. Some analysts have suggested the CEO needs a No. 2 to help him run the company, whether that is a strong chief operating officer or a co-CEO.