[Libs-Or] Policies and Pot

Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney kbrodbeck-kenney at lincolncity.org
Wed Feb 18 15:55:31 PST 2015

In addition to barring smoking and tobacco products, our policy states:

"Consuming or ingesting any food, drink, or any other substance, except for prescription drugs, is prohibited on the premises, except that food and drink is permitted in designated areas. Water in a spill-resistant container is permitted through-out the facility."

I feel pretty comfortable that this eliminates concerns about ingesting marijuana on the premises. As far as having marijuana and associated paraphernalia on one's person, I figure it's not really my problem, any more than I find it problematic if someone stops in on their way home from the grocery store with an unopened bottle of wine in their backpack. If it's legal, I don't see why I would be concerned about someone having a pipe or a bong in their possession.


Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney, MLIS
Library Director
Driftwood Public Library
801 SW Hwy 101, #201
Lincoln City, OR 97367
541-996-1251 (desk)
541-996-1262 (fax)
>>> "Colin Rea" <crea at fernridgelibrary.org> 2/18/2015 3:20 PM >>>

Apologies if this has been discussed and I missed it.  I may have been busy reading ‘The Martian.’
Most of us have in our policies and codes of conduct something about not using ‘alcohol and other illegal substances.’  As we all know, on July 1 marijuana no longer fits that second category.  Yes, the law as written prohibits lighting up in public, but we need to consider…
-A 21 year old hanging out in/near the teen area with a joint tucked behind each ear.  Anybody comfortable with that?
-Anyone vaping 10 feet from your exits/entrances could be consuming massive amounts of THC.
-That plate of brownies on the desk of your lead cataloger…  or the bong a volunteer brought in to show a friend.
My plan is to go through my policy manual and add ‘and other intoxicants’ anywhere we talk about alcohol, and to flat out ban marijuana (and other THC products) and any tool used to consume it from the library grounds.
What’s your plan/language?
Colin M. Rea
Director, Fern Ridge Library District
PO Box 397
88026 Territorial Road
Veneta, OR 97487
541.935.7512     fax 541.935.8013

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