Why Joe Rogan Loves Elon Musk Right Now

Joe Rogan has always been an outspoken proponent of marijuana, hemp, and legalization. Typically, Rogan seems to support the notion that the government shouldn’t have much of a say about what goes into your body. Previously, Joe Biden drew Rogan’s ire when he made sweeping statements about marijuana and its role as a gateway drug. Now, the podcaster and comedian is praising Elon Musk for a recent tweet voicing his personal sentiments regarding marijuana, imprisonment, and legalization. 

Joe Rogan called Biden a ‘knucklehead’ for marijuana comment

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Presidential candidate Joe Biden earned some serious mockery from Joe Rogan following statements he made about marijuana and its role as a gateway drug. 

During an event, Biden made claims that we don’t have enough information. Biden said, “The truth of the matter is, there’s not nearly been enough evidence that has been acquired as to whether or not it is a gateway drug. It’s a debate, and I want a lot more before I legalize it nationally. I want to make sure we know a lot more about the science behind it.”

Rogan ripped into Biden. The podcaster said, “You still have knuckleheads like Joe Biden, literally yesterday, saying that he thinks marijuana is a gateway drug.”

He went on to add, “I basically had a well-worded thing saying that anyone who thinks that marijuana should be [illegal] is basically saying that you should be locked in a cage for experimenting with your consciousness.”

Rogan doubled down on his knucklehead comment, explaining, “In the history of the human race there has never been a single overdose on marijuana. And this knucklehead saying that it’s a gateway drug — no, pain is a gateway drug. Trauma is a gateway drug. Abuse is a gateway to drugs. It’s not marijuana. Marijuana is just a time-honored psychedelic substance that people have been enjoying for thousands and thousands of years.”

Joe Rogan supports legalization, loves hemp 

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Joe Rogan also explained that while he supports marijuana legalization, he also loves hemp as an agricultural product. 

“But forget about marijuana, imagine if it wasn’t psychoactive at all. The idea that hemp should be illegal until really recently in this country is a f*cking travesty. It’s horrific. It’s food, it’s clothes, it’s paper — doesn’t even make sense that it could be so many things,” Rogan stated. 

Regarding plastics and pollution, Rogan explained, “A great solution is hemp plastic. It’s biodegradable, it comes from a plant, you can make hemp plastic. … Hemp is so weird, it doesn’t even seem like it should be real. You can make hempcrete out of it, which is far better than any building material we use. It’s far more resistant to flame, there’s so many positive benefits to it in terms of insulation.”

Rogan went on to say, “Hemp is an extraordinary plant. First of all, it has all the essential amino acids, I love hemp protein. … You can make clothing, you can make far more durable cloth, the paper is far superior.”

Elon Musk earns the comedian’s support

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Since then, Elon Musk has earned Joe Rogan’s support by Tweeting his personal opinion about marijuana and legality. 

Musk wrote, “This will probably get me into trouble, but I feel I have to say it. Selling weed literally went from major felony to essential business (open during pandemic) in much of America & yet many are still in prison. Doesn’t make sense, isn’t right.”

Rogan screencapped the post and added it to his Instagram. He captioned the post, “Elon is right.”