Although the election week may be exhausting for everyone, it can be particularly intense for members of the media, especially news channels. While #TrackingKornacki has been trending lately, some viewers wondered where all the energy of MSNBC election reporter Steve Kornacki comes from. And while Kornacki took a break on Wednesday afternoon, CBD supplier Columbia Care also offered him a year’s supply of CBD to help him relax. (CBD is of course a non-psycho-active ingredient of marijuana that many people use to relax).
“We at Columbia Care would like to thank you for your incredible work and unwavering dedication to the American people,” wrote Jesse Channon, Chief Growth Officer of Columbia Care, in a public letter from a publicist to Kornacki sent to Washington Newsday on Thursday. “As a thank-you gift, Columbia Care would like to offer you a year’s supply of our high-quality CBD products so that you can relax and take the break you truly deserve.
Channon’s offer comes shortly after voters in New Jersey, Montana, Mississippi, Arizona and South Dakota voted to legalize marijuana in these states. “Although we may not yet know who the next president of the United States will be, there was still one clear winner on election night: marijuana,” Channon wrote.
Elsewhere in the letter, Channon praised Kornacki as a “tireless election hero” and noted that Kornacki’s coverage gave comfort to the viewers. “Since we stayed up all night in front of our TVs on Tuesday night, you were always there for us,” Channon wrote.
While a number of people enjoyed Kornacki’s coverage of the election, some of his colleagues on MSNBC tweeted about his energy, and Ali Velshi of MSNBC even said that he forced Kornacki to take a break. Although many people said he deserved a break, actor Billy Eichner joked that he was upset that the commentator had taken a break.
In the interest of his preservation for America, I will remove @SteveKornacki from television this afternoon (and put him in protective custody, in a room with comfortable blankets, soft pillows and warm milk #TrackingKornacki
– Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) November 4, 2020
If you think you are tired, just think @SteveKornacki. #trackingkornacki pic.twitter.com/95pBjZDH1a
– Lauren Peikoff (@laurenpeikoff) November 4, 2020
I’ll be honest – I don’t like that they let Steve Kornacki take a nap.
– billy eichner (@billy illustrator) November 5, 2020
In a recent GQ interview, Kornacki said Diet Coke was his secret fuel during election week, saying he had “drunk way too many to count”. He told the GQ that given the “many variables” and “uncertainty” that this election brings, he had many sleepless nights until November 3. He also said that tools that he would use to try to fall asleep, such as calm and breathing exercises, did not work for him. In his letter, Channon suggested that the CBD might help.
“Let us be clear, when all this is over, a nap and a Diet Coke will not be enough,” Channon wrote.
The letter acknowledged that Kornacki was “working hard on [his]big board,” but asked him to let them know if he wanted the CBD.
A press contact at MSNBC did not respond in a timely manner to the e-mail request to Washington Newsday for a comment on the publication.