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CNN reporter does 'extensive research,' gets contact high during Colorado legalization story

Posted by Doug Saffir  January 15, 2014 08:52 AM

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Colorado's legalization of recreational marijuana has become a national headline, and rightfully so. The controversial business surrounding the drug has made millions of dollars since sales began on New Year's Day.

Naturally, CNN is on the story, bringing you the latest news from the scene. And for reporter Randi Kaye, that meant doing some "extensive research" on the subject.

She rode around all day in a limo with several customers of one of Colorado's newly-legal pot tours, and she quickly learned that being trapped in a confined space with a bunch of stoners smoking weed can have consequences, even for non-smokers.

Skip to 4:27 in the video above to see her tell Anderson Cooper about her contact high.

Needless to say, by the time her reporting was over, getting out of the limo looked a little something like a scene out of Fast Times at Ridgemont High:

You can email me at douglas.saffir@globe.com. Follow me on Twitter @DougSaffir.

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