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Anderson Cooper admits about CNN’s marijuana NYE: “The whole thing surprised me”

The viewers weren’t the only ones surprised by CNN correspondent Randi Kaye appearing on the CanniBus during CNN’s New Year’s Eve broadcast, host Anderson Cooper admitted last night to Stephen Colbert, as flagged by Mediaite.

As I wrote at the time, Kaye was on her second high-profile marijuana assignment, and at the time of my posting, she was only reporting via Facebook Live. Later on in the evening, however, CNN brought her pot-filled reports onto the Cooper-Andy Cohen led-broadcast.

Colbert jokingly asked if Cooper had a “contact high” from interviewing Kaye, and Cooper defended the AC360 contributor, pointing out that in Colorado it was legal, and Kaye “did not smoke.”

But, he admitted, “The whole [pot] thing surprised me as much as anybody else, I gotta tell ya.”


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