Elon Musk Trying Marijuana Isn’t Shocking, but Our Hypocritical Response to It Should Be

Most Americans have already tried pot and many use it regularly. So why all the overwrought reactions?

Elon Musk may be in trouble, but it has nothing to do with the relatively young CEO taking a puff of marijuana on camera, as many have been led to believe. Tesla’s stocks tumbled 6 percent Friday, coincidentally after Musk took a singular toke of weed, but if the stock’s decline was related to his one puff rather than the deeper problems plaguing one of his companies and the man himself, that would have been because many in the media deeply mischaracterized the act and the use of marijuana.

The Fox affiliate in Denver — arguably the nation’s marijuana capital — for instance, ran “Tesla stock falls as CEO Elon Musk appears to smoke marijuana on video,” while The San Francisco Chronicle went with the typically pun “Tesla stock take a hit after Elon Musk appears to smoke weed.” On CNBC Jeffrey Sonnenfeld of the Yale School of Management dubbed this marijuana moment “reckless” before declaring all of Tesla’s board “negligent.”

– Read the entire article at NBC News.

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