The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX stated the obvious when he commented that it wasn’t fair to incarcerate people for possessing weed.
Elon Musk, billionaire and new father to a son with an unpronounceable name, tweeted Saturday that he’d get into a lot of trouble for voicing the following opinion: “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.”
Although Musk’s statement is true, it’s not exactly controversial, especially when you consider some of his past tweets. Twitter users took this as an opportunity to troll Musk, a relished activity among internet users.
Saying this might get me into trouble but I tell it like it is, so here we go: Being mean is not nice. pic.twitter.com/v8UYAHn69L
— Cody Johnston (@drmistercody) June 6, 2020
elon literally everyone thinks this, why are you like this dude
— porochista khakpour (@PKhakpour) June 7, 2020
Elon musk arrives to the party, years late, yells to the crowd: “I might get into trouble for this but water is wet!!!” pic.twitter.com/n4Hmi9Ipp7
— Kacie (@kacielukasik_) June 6, 2020
Back in March, when COVID-19 forced cities into lockdown, marijuana was deemed an essential business in states like Vermont, California, Oregon, Colorado and more, all with differing degrees of guidelines for people interested in making medical or recreational purchases.
This decision to consider marijuana as an essential business has caused some controversy, particularly among people who are opposed to legal marijuana.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX recently made history by launching it’s first ever man-manned rocket into space. This launch not only was the first American space launch in 9 years, it suggests that space travel and exploration is now fair game for private companies and billionaires.