[Libs-Or] Policies and Pot
egleason at cclsd.org
Tue Feb 24 11:14:45 PST 2015
Thanks for the recommendations, Kirsten!
While we're on the subject of pot-related books, this one is coming out
in April and got a great review in Publishers Weekly:
Big Weed: An Entrepreneur's High-Stakes Adventures in the Budding Legal
Marijuana Business / Hageseth, Christian
Not as vital as some of the how-to stuff, but I bet there will be a lot
Coos Bay Public Library
525 Anderson Ave.
Coos Bay, OR 97420
On 2/24/2015 10:52 AM, Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney wrote:
> 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)
> www.driftwoodlib.org <http://www.driftwoodlib.org/>
> >>> 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
>> 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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