[Libs-Or] Policies and Pot

Paul Addis paddis at cclsd.org
Tue Feb 24 09:07:07 PST 2015

Hi Kirsten,

Thanks for sharing and please do share the exact items at least with me 
if not everyone, especially those items that see regular use. My guess 
is the demand for items covering growing/cultivation will definitely 
rise come July. We just got in the book Mr. Macias mentioned earlier, 
Cannabis Pharmacy. Thanks for the review, Max! It can definitely be used 
for more than a medical reference. My guess, is we'll be seeing more 
magazines, and maybe journals, real soon.

I wouldn't count on the theft-rate going down as we still have to keep 
any eye on our mushroom hunting books and most folks around here seem to 
deal with the legal edibles.

As for informational sessions, I am wondering what local entities to 
contact. Even though OCLC will be regulating laws and retail, I'm not 
sure they are the best source for this type of program. If not one 
source, I'm thinking maybe a panel of folks engaging in an 
informational/Q&A type session covering different aspects such as 
retail, medical, and legal.

So far, our residents, that are concerned, seem to be worried about how 
legalization will affect the under-21 population.

Anyone planning programs around this new law? Please share.



On 2/23/2015 12:28 PM, Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney wrote:
> This is a great question, Paul!
> Here at Driftwood, we have added several books to our non-fiction 
> collection on small-scale cultivation, hydroponic cultivation, and on 
> medical uses for marijuana specifically. Even prior to the passage of 
> the bill legalizing it for recreational use, we had a number of 
> patrons interested in its medical use. We've been trying to find a 
> magazine or journal that's reliably published and covers these 
> aspects, because of community interest, but we've been striking out. 
> Anyone have any suggestions?
> I'd be happy to share the items we've recently purchased, as well. 
> These do tend to be high-theft items, so we're watching for that 
> aspect of it. I'm curious whether its legalization will have the side 
> effect of less theft of the items related to marijuana and cultivation.
> As we move toward July, I'm also considering having an informational 
> session on "What legalization means for you" for the public, since 
> we've had a lot of questions about how exactly this will affect our 
> residents.
> 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)
> www.driftwoodlib.org <http://www.driftwoodlib.org/>
> >>> Paul Addis <paddis at cclsd.org> 2/20/2015 3:30 PM >>>
> I agree with Max in that I would like to know how libraries are 
> planning to serve, and bring into the library, this budding (sorry, 
> couldn't help it) new demographic.
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Paul Addis
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Coos Bay Public Library
525 Anderson Ave
Coos Bay, OR 97420
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paddis at cclsd.org

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