Hoarding is not collection development

Weed the Weed Book

Pot: What it is, What it does
Tobias
1979

Get it? Weed the weed books? Ha! I’m hilarious.

Anyway.

Pot is a hot topic right now. To be bluntbudding librarians may not get that even drug books have a shelf life. It’s a chronic problem to have books like this taking up space and offering nothing current to the subject. When little Mary Jane has a report to write for school, she’ll want to include current legislation, for example.

Don’t be a dopeBlow this one out of the joint. We’re not just blowing smoke; we’re serious. Weed it.

-Holly

More Weeding Books:

Light Up (Friday Fiction)

Doobie Books in Kiddie Land

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More Dope Books:

 

18 Responses to Weed the Weed Book

  • Holly, if this book is not weeded, will you nark on the librarian? : )

  • It’s certainly a tokin’ — er, token — of another era.

    • I know it “bowls” me over to see stuff this old.

      • This library need to quit “rehashing” the past and order a new book. The are “pot”entially hundreds of more appropriate titles out there. ;-)

  • Know the facts so you’ll know what to say when someone offers you a joint – “No thank you, my insurance doesn’t cover that.”

  • The drug books in my library, which were pretty well updated, started circulating a LOT, and I discovered why– they had hysterically bad interior photos. Need to have some of these, since all drug information web sites seem to be blocked at school, but it’s hard to find good quallity ones!

    • erowid is the best there is. I’m sure it’s blocked by the schools, but it’s the best and most reputable source of information on mind-altering substances online–and I’m *definitely* including anything generated by the government in that assessment.

  • But what do the snails have to do with anything? Is it some sort of weird reference I don’t understand?

  • Could someone explain the snail?

  • Patrons need to “reefer” to current information

  • You’d think the snail would be into “speed”!

  • This book “indica”tes that your collection is out of date. You “canna” afford to waste space with it. This one should get “vaporized.”

  • You all have reminded me — at this spring’s Town Meeting here, there was an article about zoning for medical marijuana dispensaries (medical marijuana was recently legalized in my state). It was referred to a Selectmen’s Committee for coming up with a proposal, but the speaker who made that motion used every imaginable pun — it had us all in stitches.