Musk’s pot fiascos in the past have led a lawsuit and NASA charging taxpayers $5 million for SpaceX safety review
Oops! He did it again.
CEO of Tesla Inc. Elon Musk is back to making weed jokes — despite the fact that it hasn’t gone so well for him in the past.
Tesla’s stock hit $420, a number that has a close association with cannabis culture, and Musk could not resist taking to Twitter to joke about it.
“Whoa … the stock is so high lol.”
Last summer, Musk bit off more than he could chew when he tweeted, “Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.”
The tweet reportedly landed Musk in hot water with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), who claimed the post constituted fraud and filed a lawsuit.
“In a lawsuit filed on Thursday, the SEC said that Musk’s tweet, which caused Tesla shares to climb 11 percent, constitutes fraud for containing ‘false and misleading statements’ as Musk ‘never discussed a going-private transaction at $420 per share with any potential funding source’,” The Inquirer reported.
The billionaire also notoriously smoked weed on the Joe Rogan’s podcast, leading to NASA paying Musk’s SpaceX company $5 million to review a mandatory safety review, including drug policy, at the expense of the American taxpayer.
In a quick about-face after the podcast went viral, he claimed “I have no idea how to smoke pot,” which was already fairly apparent.
In the future, Musk should probably just stay off the grass.
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Written by Emma Spears