UPDATE 2/25/2023: The channel is back and there’s an arbitration going on so I can’t say much. I will release a video expressing my opinions on how YouTube defines “harmful and dangerous” and also clarify my stance on it’s use.
It’s been an extremely rough week for me and despite this crazy blow, this is nothing compared to stuff I had to deal with this week IRL. I have a family in good health, so I’ll count my blessings. I wanted to thank everyone who has supported me in my journey to teach others how to grow Medicine at home. This is what it is, Medicine. I share this with you in confidence so that you can understand my motives and hopefully we as a world can change the tides on the stance on marijuana laws and how corporations such as google demonetize and demonize channels like mine that gives power to people – who don’t want to conform to the corporate greed of dispensaries and the government’s obvious agenda to profit and collect tax revenue.
Before legalization in my state, I had a medical marijuana card because I was diagnosed with an abnormal growth in my spine that gives me a wide array of pain, EVERY SINGLE SECOND of my waking life. I’ve been to countless pain management specialists, neurologists, massage therapists, chiropractors and even resorted to unconventional forms of therapy such as cupping and acupuncture. Given my age, they advised me against surgery because they would literally fuse two of my discs together which would severely limit my mobility. Any operation or treatment I did resulted in symptoms that worsened and each unsuccessful procedure just lowered my morale with life in general. As I type this, I have a headache which feels like a migraine, but it’s not because of what just happened with YouTube. This is how I feel all the time if I’m not medicated, but you would never know it because I have learned to live with it and conceal it. Due to this pain, I can’t sleep because it’s hard for me to find a comfortable position. Insomnia continues to add to my downward spiral of health because the lack of sleep does not give my body the chance to recover. If you see me online at god forsaken hours and still up early in the morning, it’s because of my condition. One of the ONLY things that helps with pain relief and insomnia, is…… you guessed it, cannabis. This is a gift from nature.
I only wanted to share my experiences on why this is NOT a drug and how corporations seem to pick & choose when it’s still a narcotic when it goes against their agenda. Unfortunately, the wave of resistance has proven to be overwhelming and biased. I only speak my truth which is not sponsored and will never be. I still don’t understand where these accusations stem from. I HAVE NEVER LINKED TO ANYTHING ILLEGAL OR ENDORSED IT and you could see a whole section on this site that emphasizes where you can legally grow. Disclaimers appear in the beginning of all my grow related videos despite not needing to do so on this site which has age verification checks in place. I agree with YouTube’s attempt to keep content safe from minors but they seem to constantly flag content inappropriately and use their vague community guidelines as an excuse for biased censorship. For YouTube, I guess it’s “guilty with never having a chance to prove innocence” because my appeals are automatically rejected(3 minutes, like clockwork). The only thing I can think of on why they chose to single me out and ban my content is that I was against the common narrative of sucking their advertisers d***s unlike the majority of their content creators.
I have spent years writing, editing and sharing my knowledge because I was sick of overpaying for poor quality buds and I figured others were too. I will continue learning and sharing, but from now on, it will be exclusive to this website. If you made it this far in reading this, thank you for your time and I only ask that if you want to give back, spread the word and share direct links to this site. Utilize the search bar on the top right because there’s probably a full video on whatever subject you need help on. In the upcoming weeks, there will be a lot of updates here and it will be my main source of content in the future.
Thank you all. HWG