Video: Did CNN Reporter Get a Contact High While 'Researching' Marijuana Legalization in Colorado?

01/15/2014 at 11:00 AM EST



CNN's been airing a segment called "Gone to Pot," about Colorado's marijuana legalization. And as with any embedded reporter, there are certain risks in getting too close to your subject matter, as CNN correspondent Randi Kaye may have found out in her latest report.

If you skip to 4:30 in the clip above, you'll see Kaye talking very animatedly about her experiences in Colorado, as well as checking off a laundry list of symptoms that will be familiar to anyone who's ever, ahem, "indulged." (Or seen Dazed and Confused.)

"How extensive was your research in the back of that limo?" Cooper asks Kaye, referring to a segment that saw Kaye traveling around with a group of marijuana aficionados.

"You know, Anderson, it was top-notch," Kaye answers, presumably referring to the research and not the substances she was researching. "We did very extensive research."

"I wasn't thinking right, I couldn't remember some of the questions that I wanted to ask in the interview," she continued, "and I found things to be really funny, much funnier than I usually do."

Anderson's bemused facial expressions – half condescending older brother, half concerned parent – say it all.

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