Tesla's stock and bond prices dropped on Wednesday - linked to the row over Musk's comments about Mr Unsworth but also following an unveiling by Mercedes that presents a challenge to the electric auto maker.
Tesla Inc shares fell almost nine percent on Friday as the resignation of its chief accounting officer after just a month at work spooked investors amid another social media storm around billionaire chief executive Elon Musk.
Elon Musk should invent something that keeps his mouth shut. In the past, some have argued quite cogently that professional managers have done a piss poor job of running auto companies, so why should we expect anything different if an independent CEO were installed at Tesla? He'll take over for Gabrielle Toledano, who told Bloomberg News on Friday that she won't return from a leave of absence.
The auto company has struggled to scale up production of its Model 3 sedan, which has been hit by a number of delays, intensifying the pressure on Musk.
Shortly after smoking the joint - which the host noted was legal in California - Mr Musk looked at his phone and laughed, saying he was getting texts from friends asking why he was smoking weed during the interview. Neuralink may have something interesting to announce in a few months, Musk told Rogan.
Morton, a former chief financial officer for computer-drive maker Seagate Technology Plc, joined Tesla one day before Musk tweeted that he was considering buying out some investors at US$420 a share and taking the company private.
Morton had been at the company for just over a month.
Musk said he had come up with preliminary designs for a supersonic, electric plane that would take off and land vertically.
"Since I joined Tesla on August 6, the level of public attention placed on the company, as well as the pace within the company, have exceeded my expectations", Morton said in the filing. Shares were trading at about $360 and the bonds yielding about 7% before Mr. Musk's August 7 statement on Twitter that he had secured funding to take the company private at a price of $420 a share.
"As a result, this caused me to reconsider my future".
Media reports that the US Air Force is reviewing the security clearance of Elon Musk, the chief executive of automaker Tesla are inaccurate, US Air Force spokesperson Captain Hope Cronin said on Friday.
San Francisco - Tesla founder Elon Musk sipped whiskey and puffed a little weed while musing at length about artificial intelligence, colonizing space, and the need to give love a chance.
Musk has also been embroiled in a series of spats with the media, attacking reporters and news organisations and in one case branding analysts' questions "boring".