MSNBC's Steve Kornacki Offered Year's Supply of CBD to Chill Out

While election week may be tiring for everyone, it can be especially intense for members of the media, particularly those on network news channels. While #TrackingKornacki trended recently, a number of viewers wondered where all of MSNBC election reporter Steve Kornacki's energy came from. And while Kornacki took a break on Wednesday afternoon, CBD supplier Columbia Care also made him an offer for a year's supply of CBD to help him chill out. (CBD is, of course, a non-psychoactive component of marijuana that many people use to help relax.)

"We at Columbia Care want to thank you for your incredible work and unwavering dedication to the American people," Columbia Care Chief Growth Officer Jesse Channon wrote in a public letter addressed to Kornacki, which was sent to Newsweek on Thursday, from a publicist. "As a gift of gratitude, Columbia Care would like to offer you a yearlong supply of our high-quality CBD products, so you can relax and take the break you truly deserve."

Channon's offer comes just after voters in New Jersey, Montana, Mississippi, Arizona and South Dakota voted to legalize marijuana in those states. "While we might not yet know who the next president of the United States will be – there was still a clear winner on election night: marijuana," Channon wrote.

Elsewhere in the letter, Channon praised Kornacki as a "tireless election hero," and he noted that Kornacki's coverage was something viewers found solace in. "As we stayed up all night in front of our televisions Tuesday night, you were always there for us," Channon wrote.

While a number of people enjoyed Kornacki's coverage of the election, a few of his colleagues at MSNBC tweeted about his energy and MSNBC's Ali Velshi even said he forced Kornacki to take a break. Although many people said that he deserved a break, actor Billy Eichner joked that he was upset that the commentator took one.

In the interest of preserving him for America, I will remove @SteveKornacki from TV at noon today (and place him in protective custody in a room with comfy blankets, soft pillows and warm milk #TrackingKornacki

— Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) November 4, 2020

If you think you’re tired, just think of at @SteveKornacki. #trackingkornacki

— Lauren Peikoff (@laurenpeikoff) November 4, 2020

I’m gonna be honest - I don’t like that they let Steve Kornacki take a nap.

— billy eichner (@billyeichner) November 5, 2020

In a recent GQ interview, Kornacki said that Diet Coke was his secret fuel during election week, saying he drank "way too many to count." He told GQ that given the "many variables" and "uncertainty" going into this election, he had many sleepless nights leading up to November 3. He also said that tools to try to get to sleep, like the Calm app and breathing exercises, don't work for him. In his letter, Channon suggested that maybe CBD would help.

"Let's be clear after this is all over, a nap and a diet coke won't cut it," Channon wrote.

The letter acknowledged that Kornacki was "hard at work at [his] big board," but asked for him to let them know if he wanted the CBD.

A press contact at MSNBC did not respond to Newsweek's emailed request for comment in time for publication.

Kasie Hunt, Jacob Soboroff, and Steve Kornacki at the 'MSNBC: Lessons From The Road' panel during Politicon at Pasadena Convention Center on July 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. Getty/Joshua Blanchard