Futurist Elon Musk’s samurai-sword wielding, blunt-smoking appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast is under investigation by the U.S. Air Force.
A source at the Air Force told CNBC that the military branch is looking into the interview, as drug use is prohibited for anyone possessing a security clearance. Because Musk’s company SpaceX is contracted by the federal government, the Air Force is required to take the appearance on Rogan’s podcast seriously.
Shortly after CNBC published its story, a reporter for Fox Business confirmed that the Air Force is investigating Musk’s drug use.
In an interview with The New York Times last month, Musk revealed he takes Ambien to sleep—a habit Tesla board members were concerned could be behind his erratic behavior on Twitter. Over the summer, the SpaceX founder called a diver who had assisted in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile.
“You probably can’t because of stockholders, right?” said Rogan during last night’s podcast as he handed Musk a blunt.
“I mean, it’s legal right?” teased the South African billionaire, accepting the dare. Within seconds of hitting the blunt and blowing smoke at the camera, his smartphone pinged with notifications from friends asking him “what the hell” he was doing.