Elon Musk says he fell under the government’s microscope after smoking weed with Joe Rogan …claiming the feds randomly tested him.
The world’s richest man sat down for a podcast on Tuesday with the Nelk Boys and Jean Shahidirecalling the backlash he received from Uncle Sam over what he says was a miserable tear from a blunt on the Rogan show.
Remember, Elon ignited it with Joe in September 2018, sparking on camera while talking about Tesla’s plans for an airplane. Video went viral, then Tesla stock briefly dropped on the heels of the smoke sesh.
Elon says the federal response was “pretty crazy”… explaining that the problem is that ganja is still federally illegal, and because he runs SpaceX – who holds lucrative government contracts – the federal government tested him for a range of illicit drugs.
That’s interesting… Elon says the real driving force behind random drug testing was his SpaceX competitors, who he says pressured federal authorities to test his urine.
Elon’s encounter with the Nelk Boys featured some hard seltzer, but he won’t have to worry about the authorities harassing him for booze.