Elon Musk says he got randomly drug tested after smoking up with Joe Rogan

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Elon Musk says he got randomly drug tested after smoking up with Joe Rogan

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Elon Musk says he was randomly drug tested after smoking weed on Joe Rogan's show.

Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk – also soon to be Twitter owner if the social media platform gets its way – claims he was subject to a random drugs test after sharing a joint with Joe Rogan.

Musk infamously smoked weed on camera during filming for an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience back in 2018 while talking about his ideas for developing an electric plane.

That clip went viral, while the image of the Tesla CEO's face contorted into a grimace surrounded by smoke has ended up pretty much all over the internet.

Elon Musk smoked weed while on Joe Rogan's show. Credit: YouTube/PowerfulJRE
Elon Musk smoked weed while on Joe Rogan's show. Credit: YouTube/PowerfulJRE

Now, Musk has said the government 'randomly' selected him to be drug tested after appearing on Joe Rogan's show, and he thinks he knows why, TMZ reports.

Calling the government's response 'pretty nutty' he said he thinks he got 'randomly' picked because weed is still illegal federally and he runs SpaceX, which has a bunch of government contracts.

Musk thinks the real force that pushed the government to put him through a drugs test were SpaceX competitors, who he claims pressured the government to take urine samples from him.

While weed is legal in a number of US states, people can still be arrested for having more than a certain amount and it's still illegal on a federal level.

Musk might want to go back on Rogan's show and smoke up again to calm his nerves after his attempt to back out of buying Twitter for $44 billion is going to court.

If he loses that case he could end up having to buy the social media platform even though he no longer wants to, and he might need some way to chill out if he has to fork over $44 billion he doesn't want to spend.

People have used the viral clip of Musk smoking weed for artistic inspiration. Credit:  Jacek Makowicz / Alamy Stock Photo
People have used the viral clip of Musk smoking weed for artistic inspiration. Credit: Jacek Makowicz / Alamy Stock Photo

While there are plenty of things Musk really loves to talk about, one of his favourite topics is how people in jail for selling weed shouldn't be behind bars.

He's previously said it 'isn't right' that there are people in prison for weed related offences, and more recently called out the US government over its stance on Brittney Griner.

The basketball player was just sentenced to nine years in prison in Russia for having vape cartridges containing cannabis oil in her luggage, but the US government has indicated it would be willing to swap her for an arms dealer.

Musk thinks if the government is that bothered about springing someone from prison for weed offences in another country then they should apply those standards to their own prisons.

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Topics: Celebrity, Elon Musk, Joe Rogan, Drugs

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