Poor Randi Kaye. The CNN reporter was sent to Denver for a week as part of the network’s “Gone to Pot” series, and in one of her later segments investigated dispensary tours that are being compared to Napa Valley wine tastings.
Kaye followed around a 72-year-old woman named Barbara Harvey, who is a huge fan of marijuana, and joined Harvey on a day-long dispensary tour where she spent much of her time in a limo being surrounded by people smoking marijuana with the windows rolled up. The CNN journalist tells Anderson Cooper she accidentally got a contact high after being stuck in a limo with Harvey for so long, though Cooper believes this is her “career highlight.”
At around the 4:30 mark in the above video, viewers can see Kaye in all her stoned glory. Kaye is all giggles and run-on sentences when talking about the cannabis business post-pot legalization in Colorado.
“How extensive was your research in the back of that limo?” Cooper asks Kaye with a smirk on his face. Kaye says it was “top notch” and “very extensive,” which causes Cooper to say, “It was just a contact high?” Kaye attests that it was — and it doesn’t seem like she’s lying — but she was clearly intoxicated during her segment.
“I think I need to come home,” she admits to Cooper with a big laugh. The incident was so funny that it caused Cooper to bring it up again as his Ridiculist entry on “Anderson Cooper 360” and admit, “I think she was high.”