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Elon Musk says he was drug tested for 'everything' by U.S. government following appearance on Joe Rogan's podcast

Aug 5, 2022 | Media Partners, The GrowthOp

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“Space X has federal government contracts, so our competitors were like ‘why aren’t you doing anything, look at him brazenly smoking weed on Joe Rogan’s podcast.'”

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Elon Musk claims the feds came knocking after he inhaled during his 2018 appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

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Musk took a drag from a joint during the recording of the episode, a move that not only led to Musk being reportedly drug tested for “everything” but also cost U.S. taxpayers $5 million.

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Musk told hosts Nelk Boys and John Shahidi that the whole experience was “pretty nutty,” adding that he believes his rivals in the space industry encouraged the government to investigate him, reports The Daily Mail

“I did get a lot of backlash because it’s still federally illegal,” Musk said. “Space X has federal government contracts, so our competitors were like ”why aren’t you doing anything, look at him brazenly smoking weed on Joe Rogan’s podcast.’ They drug tested me for everything,” he added.

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Musk’s puff also spurred a month-long NASA safety review of Boeing and SpaceX, to evaluate the “culture” at the two private companies tasked with transporting the agency’s astronauts.

Contract records later revealed that safety review cost $5 million dollars and included educating employees and reviewing federal guidelines related to illegal drug use.

Although cannabis is legal in some parts of the U.S., including California, where Musk smoked a joint with Joe Rogan, it remains federally prohibited.

Though Musk later admitted he “has no idea how to smoke pot,” he has long maintained that cannabis shouldn’t be illegal.

“Selling weed literally went from major felony to essential business (open during pandemic) in much of America and yet many are still in prison, doesn’t make sense, isn’t right,” Musk tweeted in 2020. 

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Earlier this week, Musk also weighed in on Brittney Griner’s detainment in Russia after being caught travelling with cannabis vape canisters in her luggage.

“Maybe free some people in jail for weed here too?” Musk tweeted, a sentiment that was also echoed by smoking buddy Rogan. 

“No one should be in jail for weed,” Rogan said while discussing Griner’s case. “We’ve people in America right now, locked up for marijuana, and they’ve been locked up for f**king years. For years and years and years. And there’s not one. There’s thousands of them,” he added. 

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