Elon Musk is alleging that after smoking weed with viral podcaster Joe Rogan in 2018 on-air, the federal government decided to randomly test the billionaire for drugs for a whole year due to SpaceX contracts.
(Video Credit: The Joe Rogan Family)
Musk made the revelation to the Nelk Boys and John Shahidi on the “Full Send” podcast Thursday. He said that he had to prove to the government that he wasn’t an addict following his taking “one puff” during the segment with Rogan.
“I did get a lot of backlash because it’s still federally illegal,” Musk stated during the segment.
The interview took place in Los Angeles, California in Rogan’s studio. The state legalized recreational cannabis consumption in 2018.
“It was pretty nutty, actually. I had to have random drug tests after that to prove that I’m not a drug addict. Space X has federal government contracts, so our competitors were like ‘Why aren’t you doing anything? Look at him brazenly smoking weed on Joe Rogan’s podcast,'” Musk recalled. “They drug tested me for everything.”
Elon Musk Got Drug Tested by the FEDs After Smoking on the Joe Rogan Pod pic.twitter.com/cnsYMEiYde
— Full Send Podcast (@fullsendpodcast) August 5, 2022
The podcast with Elon Musk has racked up over 60 million views since it first went live in September 2018.
Musk getting high briefly sent Tesla’s stock plummeting by 9 percent, losing billions before recovering. Because of that development, the SpaceX CEO rushed to reassure investors that he wasn’t an addict.
SpaceX won a $2.9 billion federal contract from NASA to build a lunar lander that would transport astronauts to the moon.
During the interview, Musk also revealed that he had moved into a “very small” three-bedroom home worth $45,000 in Boca Chica, Texas. That’s where SpaceX has its launch site.
Sometimes I forget how constrained people can be even at the top of the economic pyramid. Imagine being this superior in most measurable ways and the govt tests your pee to demoralize you at will.
— Jessica Vaugn (@JessicaVaugn) August 5, 2022
The home is only 900 square feet and was “technically a three-bedroom but it used to be a two-bedroom” until he converted the garage. Musk added that he doesn’t have a “main residence.”
Musk commented that “friends come and stay and they can’t believe” that he lives in the down-sized home.
Business Insider previously reported that the Tesla mogul lived in a prefab tiny home in Boca Chica. The $50,000-a-piece unit, which was built by Boxable, measures 375 square feet.
Musk’s estimated net worth is $239.2 billion, according to Forbes.
He also commented that he is “fairly nocturnal” and sleeps six hours a day. That gives him more time to juggle his responsibilities at Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, and The Boring Company. He typically goes to bed at about 3 am and gets up around 9 or 9:30 am.
Musk noted that he has a “bad habit” of checking his phone the minute he wakes up to make sure no “emergencies happen overnight.” He remarked that running his companies means that “there’s usually some kind of thing that’s happened overnight.”
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