Elon Musk’s security clearance is reportedly under review by the Pentagon.
Musk resubmitted his security clearance application, called an SF-86, to Department of Defense officials after he smoked marijuana during an appearance on the podcast and YouTube show “Joe Rogan Experience” in September 2018, Bloomberg reported Thursday, citing an unnamed US official.
A defense official told CNN Business that for “privacy and security reasons, we do not publicly discuss individual clearance status.”SpaceX declined to comment.
A company official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said SpaceX’s operations have not been affected.
Musk founded the company in 2002 with a goal of lowering the cost of spaceflight technology. The tech billionaire serves as its CEO and lead designer.