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Elon Musk claimed he was randomly drug tested after Joe Rogan episode

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Elon Musk claims he was closely scrutinized by government officials following his 2018 pot smoking incident on Joe Rogan’s podcast.

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Elon Musk opens up about being under Fed’s scrutiny after Joe Rogan’s episode

Elon Musk recently appeared for an episode of Full Send Podcast with the Nelk Boys and John Shahidi on Tuesday.

During the interview, the Tesla CEO recalled the backlash he received after he smoked a blunt on Joe Rogan’s show.

Musk mentioned, ‘I did get a lot of backlashes. Because it’s still federally illegal.’

The 51-year-old billionaire further got candid about the consequences he and his SpaceX company had to face in the wake of the 2018 incident.

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Musk claimed, ‘So I had to like random drug tests and stuff after that to prove that I am not like a drug addict.’

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The wealthiest person in the world continued,’ The federal government. Because like SpaceX has federal covered contracts and it’s still illegal federally.’

Musk then claimed that his SpaceX competitors were possibly the ones pressuring the federal agents to test his urine.

He said, ‘So like 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.’

Musk then went on to say, ‘Ya, they drug tested me for everything… randomly. It wasn’t like, you know, a big pick a day, it was…oh, your random drug test.’

He also revealed, ‘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 do a random drug test.’

Elon talks about recreational substances

Elon Musk further spoke about weed on the Full Send Podcast’s recent episode.

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Musk added a few of the reasons why he did not think weed was good for productivity. He also admitted that he sees a difference in people’s attitudes towards such substances. 

Regardless, he noted that these types of recreational substances are much more useful in the healthcare system.

Furthermore, the billionaire’s openness and comfort as he talked about weed in the recent podcast episode impressed many fans.

Musk further had a humorous exchange with the Nelk Boys as they talked about his tweets. The SpaceX CEO’s tweets are recognized to be sometimes downright hilarious.

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