Elon Musk Reveals Consequences of Smoking on Joe Rogan’s Podcast: “The Whole SpaceX Had To…..”

Published 08/05/2022, 1:08 AM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – APRIL 09: Joe Rogan looks on during the UFC 273 event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 09, 2022 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

Elon Musk’s appearance on ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ was huge. It gave people the opportunity to understand the billionaire as an individual and his work. However, Elon Musk was also criticized for something he did on the podcast.

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The entrepreneur smoked weed on the JRE podcast, and this resulted in a backlash. While fans are used to seeing Joe Rogan smoke on his podcast, the same cannot be said about Musk.

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Musk was recently on the ‘Full Send Podcast’ where he spoke about the backlash he received. He said, “I did get a lot of backlash. Because it’s like still federally illegal.”

“So I had to like random drug test and stuff after that to prove that I am not like a drug addict.”

“The federal government. Because like SpaceX has federal covered contracts so and it’s still illegal federally. So like the SpaceX, you know, competitors were like ‘hey, look at you, why aren’t you doing anything?’… smoking, just like brazenly smoking weed on Joe Rogan’s podcast.”

“Ya, they drug tested me for everything… randomly… . It wasn’t like, you know, big pick a day, it was …. oh, your random drug test.”

“The consequences for me and for actually SpaceX were not good because it’s federally illegal and SpaceX has federal contracts and then, you know, so, unfortunately, it wasn’t just me but the whole company, the whole SpaceX had to random drug test.

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The billionaire entrepreneur did not realize the consequences could be that big. However, while speaking about the incident, he couldn’t stop laughing.

Elon Musk further talks about recreational substances

Further in the podcast, Elon Musk spoke about weed and how he didn’t think it was good for productivity. He also spoke about the difference in attitude he sees in people towards such substances. In addition to this, he spoke about them being useful in the healthcare system.

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SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk gestures during a conversation with legendary game designer Todd Howard (not pictured) at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 13, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Musk’s openness and comfort on the podcast amazed many fans.

The NELK Boys and Elon Musk further had a humorous chat about his tweets. His tweets are known to be strange and sometimes downright hilarious.

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What are your thoughts on Elon Musk getting into trouble at SpaceX after appearing on the UFC commentator’s podcast? Let us know in the comments below.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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