[Libs-Or] Policies and Pot

Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney kbrodbeck-kenney at lincolncity.org
Tue Feb 24 10:52:30 PST 2015

We've purchased the aforementioned Cannabis Pharmacy, and it's seeing a lot of use. We've also had it for about three months and it hasn't disappeared yet, which is exciting. ;) We've experienced the same thing with mushroom books, so there's sort of a built-in understanding that we might lose anything we purchase, but one can always hope...
Other recent purchases that appear to my eye to be high quality:
Marijuana grower's handbook : Ask Ed edition : your complete guide for medical & personal marijuana cultivation / Ed Rosenthal
Growing medical marijuana : securely, legally / Dave DeWitt

And, for the dissent:
Going to Pot: Why the Rush to Legalize Marijuana Is Harming America / Bennett, William J.  (this one is on order)
As far as programming goes, I haven't started to put together my program yet. I figure the local police chief will be willing to address the enforcement questions, but I'd like to put together a panel if I can.


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)
>>> Paul Addis <paddis at cclsd.org> 2/24/2015 9:07 AM >>>
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)
>>> Paul Addis <paddis at cclsd.org>
( mailto: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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