The Brief: Elon Musk smoked weed on Joe Rogan's podcast, causing an uproar.
Did he even inhale?
There is some debate (on Twitter) as to whether or not Musk actually inhaled, or if he pulled a Bill Clinton on that one.
— Jameson Lopp (@lopp) September 7, 2018
Although marijuana is legal for recreational use in California (where Rogan and Musk were), there have been some criticisms of Musk’s actions. Marijuana is still illegal on a federal level in the U.S. Tesla reportedly drug tests some of its employees.
In recent Tesla news that does not seem to be directly related to the Rogan podcast, two top executives quit, including the chief accounting officer, and the company’s stock declined by 6% in one day.
Elon Musk memes, which have some similarity to Mark Zuckerberg memes, are not new. This recent weed smoking incident has inspired some seriously dank memes, many of which make fun of the CEO for being a nerd and a capitalist.
Elon Musk takes one hit of marijuana cigarette*
“Now hear me out, we put a Taco Bell…..on Mars.” pic.twitter.com/nSDhqtWwb6
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 7, 2018
Congratulations to Elon Musk for being the only person in the world who still manages to look like a huge nerd while smoking a blunt pic.twitter.com/BSNNFlLwZf
— Sarah (@thetigersez) September 7, 2018
things elon musk has made not cool:
-fuel efficient cars
please stop this man before he strikes again
— dana hell (@danacbell) September 7, 2018
Me when I saw that Elon Musk smoking weed video pic.twitter.com/KTfv4QChAo
— Mollie Goodfellow (@hansmollman) September 7, 2018
And this one combines Nike Colin Kaepernick memes with Elon Musk smoking weed memes: