Pot Topics is a weekly collection of cannabis-related news curated by the Chicago Sun-Times. Here’s this week’s top stories:
- Tesla stock goes up in smoke after Elon Musk hits joint on video
- Prosecutor’s proposal could wipe out 20,000 pot convictions in NYC
- Plan to decriminalize pot in Gary, Indiana fails by single vote
- Lake County Cannabis Expo to bring together experts, patients and pot industry insiders
Elon Musk takes a hit, then Tesla stock does
Shares of electric car maker Tesla Inc. fell more than 6 percent early Friday after CEO Elon Musk appeared to smoke pot during an interview.
During his overnight appearance on “The Joe Rogan Experience,” Musk puffs on a joint, which Rogan notes is legal in California.
Shortly after smoking, Musk looks at his phone and laughs, telling Rogan he was getting texts from friends asking why he was smoking weed during the interview. Later, Musk says he doesn’t feel any
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