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Today host Karl Stefanovic makes joke about Queenslanders being happy about marijuana legalisation


Today host Karl Stefanovic makes cheeky joke about Queenslanders being thrilled about the potential legalisation of marijuana

Today show host Karl Stefanovic raised eyebrows on Monday after he made a cheeky on-air joke about Queenslanders being thrilled about the potential legalisation of marijuana.

Karl, 48, and fill-in co-anchor Sarah Abo, 35, were presenting the weather report when they began talking about the state’s sunny skies.

Sarah remarked that the Gold Coast was looking ‘picture perfect’ which prompted Karl to quip Queenslanders had another reason to be happy.

Today show anchor Karl Stefanovic raised eyebrows on Monday after he made a cheeky on-air joke to fill-in anchor Sarah Abo (pictured together) about Queenslanders being stoners

Today show anchor Karl Stefanovic raised eyebrows on Monday after he made a cheeky on-air joke to fill-in anchor Sarah Abo (pictured together) about Queenslanders being stoners

‘It was livened about the potential legalisation of marijuana there, wasn’t it?,’ he joked.

Karl also remarked it was ‘Bob Marley Monday’ as a track from the legendary cannabis smoking reggae star played in the background. 

His cheeky jibe follows Greens senator David Shoebridge recently announcing the progressive’s party’s push to legalise marijuana in a controversial draft bill to be released for public consultation later this year.

Karl joked Queenslanders would be 'livened about the potential legalisation of marijuana there'

Karl joked Queenslanders would be ‘livened about the potential legalisation of marijuana there’

 

The Today show colleagues have a reputation for their on-air banter. 

Last week Sarah roasted Karl for his fast-food diet.

The pair were interviewing buff-looking AFL star Steve ‘Stevie J’ Johnson when Karl marveled at his appearance.

The Today show colleagues have a reputation for their on-air banter

 The Today show colleagues have a reputation for their on-air banter

After the segment ended, Karl remarked to Sarah that Stevie ‘is as fit as can be, he’s a fitness machine’.

Sarah said AFL players have buff bodies because ‘they’re not eating Macca’s at 2am in London’, then gave Karl a pointed look.

An embarrassed-looking Karl responded: ‘I told you not to tell anyone that!’

The 60 Minutes reporter then apologised to her co-host and the two shared a laugh. 

Sarah previously teased Karl about his age in July by asking him if he was the same age as the decade older Tom Cruise

Sarah previously teased Karl about his age in July by asking him if he was the same age as the decade older Tom Cruise

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