Joe Rogan is no stranger to controversy. His show offers more than popular people with powerful personalities — it provides a lengthy interaction that can stretch on for the better part of two hours — which is often far longer than the polished facade maintained by most modern celebrities can last. Incorporate the use of alcohol or marijuana, which is legal for recreational use in California where the podcast is recorded and filmed, and you’ve got the recipe for some interesting conversations.

One such conversation took place last Thursday, when SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk appeared on the show with Rogan to discuss new technologies, his varied professional pursuits, and yes, recreational drugs. As the two men spoke, Musk and Rogan can clearly be seen (and heard) smoking marijuana as they sip on whiskey, which while not illegal by California state law, remains a violation of federal law, and more importantly, violates regulations pertaining to maintaining a security clearance for government contracts.

Almost immediately, claims hit Twitter regarding an investigation being launched by the Air Force, who contracts through SpaceX for a variety of space-based programs including classified satellite launches. After months of concerns about Musk’s Twitter tirades hurting not only his reputation but his companies’ stock prices, it seemed that Musk’s unusual behavior could potentially cost his space-faring company their most lucrative contracts… but then, that’s not quite the case.

“It’s inaccurate that there is an investigation. We’ll need time to determine the facts and the appropriate process to handle the situation,” one Air Force spokesperson explained. That statement, of course, doesn’t mean there will be no investigation. What it really means is that, currently, the Air Force simply has no idea what they’re supposed to do.