[Libs-Or] Policies and Pot

Max Macias mmacias at pcc.edu
Wed Feb 18 15:58:55 PST 2015


Some patrons may have a prescription for cannabis.

There are also a multitude of ingestion methods...

I would be hesitant to focus on that, but would focus on behavior.

Max Macias

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On Feb 18, 2015, at 3:54 PM, Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney <
kbrodbeck-kenney at lincolncity.org> wrote:

  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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