Morton indicated in a recent 8K filing that he left because of "the level of public attention placed on the company".
But to Rogan's surprise, Musk reached over and took hit, saying that the drug was legal in California.
"I don't think you'd necessarily want to be me", he said.
At the same time that a video of Musk's wacky weed affair was going viral, reports surfaced that two top execs at the embattled electric-car maker abruptly departed. Musk works so many hours that employees have found him sleeping under tables at Tesla's facilities, they say. Musk attempted to minimize the commotion surrounding his company after Tesla shares sank to the lowest in five months and its bonds traded at record lows.
In July he shocked investors by announcing on Twitter that he had funding secured to take his auto firm Tesla private.
Morton - who did not respond to a request for comment - joined Tesla last month from Seagate Technology where he served as a VP for two decades and CFO for nearly three years.
Morton, who is walking away from a $350,000 base salary and a $10 million new-hire stock grant that would vest over four years, said he believed "strongly" in Tesla and that he had no disagreements with the company's leadership or its financial reporting.
Mr Musk's conduct has been questionable since a first-quarter earnings conference call when he criticised Wall Street analysts for asking "bonehead" questions about the company's finances. Dave Morton was a longtime veteran of computer hardware company Seagate Technology, where he served as the CFO.
The blunt usage began near the end of the interview when Rogan produced it and Musk responded by asking, "I mean, it's legal, right?" He'll take over for Gabrielle Toledano, who told Bloomberg News on Friday that she won't return from a leave of absence.
Musk first called the diver Unsworth a "pedo" in a July tweet - an unfounded claim against a man who was part of the worldwide team that freed 12 young footballers and their coach from the Tham Luang cave complex.
The blog posted to the company's website from CEO Elon Musk Friday announced that the company has appointed Jerome Guillen President of Automotive.
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