What’s Up, Elon: Tesla Sank More Than 10% After Musk’s Weed Smoking and Chief Accountant Resignation

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A pot that cost too much

Elon Musk sipped whiskey and smoked marijuana during a 2 1/2-hour podcast with California comedian Joe Rogan that touched upon everything from flame throwers and artificial intelligence to the end of the universe.

“I’m not a regular smoker of weed,” the Tesla Inc. chief executive officer said late Thursday on the podcast, which was shown live on the internet. Musk, 47, took one drag from what Rogan described as a joint containing tobacco mixed with marijuana, which is legal in California.

Shares of the carmaker fell 1.4 percent in trading before U.S. exchanges opened.

Tesla executives leave

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Source: CNBC

Tesla’s chief accounting officer, Dave Morton, has resigned after just a month, citing “the level of public attention placed on the company,” the carmaker said in an 8K filing.

News of Morton’s quick departure follows CEO Elon Musk’s bizarre weed-and-whiskey interview with Joe Rogan.

“Since I joined Tesla on August 6, the level of public attention placed on the company, as well as the pace within the company, have exceeded my expectations,” Morton said in the filing. “As a result, this caused me to reconsider my future. I want to be clear that I believe strongly in Tesla, its mission and its future prospects, and I have no disagreements with Tesla’s leadership or its financial reporting.”

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Source: PR Newswire

Another Tesla executive – HR boss Gaby Toledano – will not return from the leave of absence she took last month, Bloomberg reports.

Toledano would be the second high-level executive to resign from the company this week.

Epic shares drop

Tacking into account all the latest events, Telsa shares dropped as much as 10 percent in pre-market trading.

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Meanwhile, Musk is facing legal action in three countries due to his claims that a British caver who helped rescue 12 boys in Thailand is a “child rapist”.

Walmart orders 30 more Tesla Semi trucks

Walmart must be enthused with Tesla’s vision for electric trucking, since it’s quadrupling the size of its Semi order. The retailer is buying 30 additional Semis on top of the 10 it purchased back in November 2017, with the latest batch destined for Canada.

The first 20 will bolster Walmart’s core fleet in Missisauga, while the rest will support a future fulfillment center in Surrey, BC that will rely solely on EVs. It’s part of a larger strategy that will see Walmart’s Canadian branch rely exclusively on “alternative power” for its fleet by 2028.

Where the hell is my Boring Not-a-Flamethrower?

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Source: BOB AL-GREENE/MASHABLE

Seems that Musk has troubles with delivering not only Tesla cars but even with flamethrowers. Mashable published an angry ‘letter’ to Elon Musk recalling all the things the inventor promised but failed to do. Also, the article says that the publisher spent $576 on Boring Not-a-Flamethrower at the end of January and still hasn’t received the thing.

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