CANNABIS CULTURE – Cannabis Culture News LIVE, the one-hour streaming Internet show hosted by CC editor Jeremiah Vandermeer, has been unceremoniously cancelled by USTREAM for unknown reasons – but probably because of too much marijuana smoking on air.
You can still watch older episodes of CCN here.
At the end of yesterday’s show, which was erased in the process, USTREAM pulled the plug, shutting dow the broadcast then displaying an empty embed box reading “CannabisCultureMag banned due to violating Terms of Service.” The CCN show page was also completely removed.
An earlier incarnation of the CCN show called Weed This Week was also cancelled by USTREAM under similar circumstances.
According to the USTREAM Terms of Service, participating in illegal activity during broadcast can lead to account termination (emphasis added):
3. Termination and Ustream Account Cancellation.
a. Without limiting other remedies, Ustream may immediately terminate or suspend your access to the Site and Services and remove any material (including User Submissions) from the Site or our servers, in the event that you breach these Terms of Service. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we also reserve the right to terminate the Site, Services or your access thereto at any time and for any reason. In addition, Ustream may notify authorities or take any actions it deems appropriate, without notice to you, if Ustream suspects or determines, in its own discretion, that you may have or there is a significant risk that you have: (i) failed to comply with any provision of these Terms of Service or any policies or rules established by Ustream; or (ii) engaged in actions relating to or in the course of using the Site or Services that may be illegal or cause liability, harm, embarrassment, harassment, abuse or disruption for you, Ustream Users, Ustream or any other third parties or the Site or Services.
Other CC contributors, like activist Matt Mernagh, have also had their accounts cancelled by USTREAM, apparently for on-air marijuana consumption.
Strangely, other popular USTREAM contributors, like Snoop Dogg, smoke openly during their broadcasts but don’t seem to have the same cancellation problem.
But they can’t get rid of us that easily – we will be back with another LIVE episode at 4PM Pacific time next week using a new broadcasting service!