REALLY, ELON? THIS IS THE KIND OF STUFF YOU DON'T WANT TO MAKE PUBLIC.
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Elon Musk has come under fire recently for his remarks on smoking weed, and the drug tests he would require of prospective employees. The Tesla CEO was on the Full Send Podcast last week, where he discussed his views on drug use in the workplace.
When asked if he would be more open to hiring people who used drugs recreationally, Musk said that if they were "not doing anything dangerous," it wouldn't bother him too much if a potential employee smoked weed. However, he does require random drug tests for all new hires at Tesla and SpaceX.
Musk also said he supports decriminalization of nonviolent drug crimes, noting that there is a lot of "harshness" in our current legal system when it comes to these cases.
Musk said that the only reason he smokes marijuana is because it makes him relax and think more clearly. He also said that if he hadn't smoked weed before, then maybe his car company would've gone bankrupt.
When asked if he thinks recreational use of marijuana should be legal in all states, Musk responded: "It's up to the states." But when pressed further by Rogan, Musk replied: "I'm not sure about federal law."
In 2016, California legalized recreational marijuana use for adults 21 years old and older.
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Nonviolent Drug Crimes
In the podcast's second half, conversations shifted to WNBA star and Olympic gold-medalist Brittney Griner—who has been sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison.
Musk is not a fan of imprisoning people for minor cannabis offenses—and this isn’t the first time he's said so. In his latest statement on Grimes' arrest, Musk explains that our efforts to free Americans like her are at odds with U.S policies that keep filling up prisons with nonviolent drug offenders.
“If there are people in jail for the same stuff,” Musk said , “shouldn’t we free them too?” Musk went on to state, "People should not be in jail for non-violent drug crimes."