Dear YouTube Team,
I believe my channel was WRONGLY terminated. My video “CBD & Kratom in Kansas | Legalities and what is going on?!” “was flagged for review, determined to violate community guidelines, and removed from YouTube as was my channel. I do not believe I violated Community Guidelines.
My video, one of several in a series, was educational in nature (allowed by Community Guidelines) documenting (allowed by Community Guidelines) my trip to the Topeka State Capitol and the Senate Bills being discussed, voted on and ultimately passed.
These bills (S.B. 263 and S.B. 282) which have been passed into law,
- Create a program to research the use of industrial hemp in Kansas, and
- Remove CBD Products containing 0% THC and Kratom, from the Controlled Substances Act and makes them legal products to sell, purchase and consume.
The video in question, as were the other videos in that series, educated the public on the legalities surrounding those Senate Bills and what that meant for Kansans.
At no time did my video(s) “…encourages or promotes violent or dangerous acts that have an inherent risk of serious physical harm or death.” as was implied in the email I received informing me of the rationale for terminating my channel.
Additionally, the said video followed the guideline of “…need to be educational or documentary in nature…”
My title clearly informed the viewer of the primary purpose of the video, which discussed the legalities of CBD & Kratom in the state of Kansas.
Your email went on to say, “We understand that users seldom intend to violate our policies. That’s why strikes don’t last forever – this strike will expire in three months.” However, my channel was terminated with no further information from you on how to correct the situation for the future. How am I, or any other YouTuber, expected to learn and grow, if an honest mistake was made? Where is the grace allowed? I could understand your decision if I were posting videos of myself using illegal drugs and telling viewers where to obtain them, but I didn’t. I was sharing the LAW as it was being discussed and voted on, in my state capitol.
I followed the recommended form of appeal and received (what I believe) was an autoresponder, which stated the YouTube Team would thoroughly review my appeal and contact me and inform me of the mistake. That was not the case and I have never received any information which would educate me on the flagrant violation I have been judged to have committed.
The Organized Miss