California Music Festival “Northern Nights” To Feature Medical Cannabis Zone For Legal Cannabis Use

CALIFORNIA: Celebrating this Independence Day and its Emerald Triangle roots on the border of Humboldt and Mendocino Counties, known to many as the epicenter of cannabis growth in the U.S., the 5th annual Northern Nights Music Festival (NNMF) pioneers the path to freedom by ending the 80 year long prohibition and stigma around cannabis use and growth. Revolutionizing how cannabis will be incorporated into festivals for years to come, NNMF is excited to announce the expansion of its Medical Cannabis Zone into a full state-of-the-art “Tree Lounge” within the center of the festival. Available to medical cannabis prescription holders, the Tree Lounge will showcase over twenty Northern California cannabis collectives who have been perfecting their trade behind the Redwood curtain for generations. The lounge will also feature industry thought leaders, doctors on-site to give medical marijuana recommendations and issue cards to qualified patients, cannabis sampling, interactive installations, refreshments, meet-and-greets with headliners plus performances throughout the weekend on the Royal Gold Tree Stage.

Taking place July 14-16, 2017 just 3.5 hours north of San Francisco, on the festival grounds that has hosted Reggae On The River, Electric On The Eel and decades of events, NNMF’s goal is to bring the city to the country and reflect the unity and diversity of the six Nor Cal music collectives that put on the festival by featuring over 90 internationally renowned and breakthrough electronic and hip hop musicians plus river swims, yoga, dancing, and camping amidst one of the most sought out destinations in the world – the California Redwoods.

The dawn of a new age for cannabis use and acceptance in the United States is undeniably here and music festivals will seek creative and unique ways to make progress with the new laws. Ideas like the NNMF’s Tree Lounge are opening doors to a whole new financial market for festivals while giving promoters the ability to provide an even deeper and curated experience.

Within the safety of the Tree Lounge, attendees will be able to experience the exclusive “Yoga in the Grove” program curated by Bloom Farms. Also available will be North Bay Nectar providing cannabis infused and hemp infused massage oil for 6,000 massages with their innovative premiere cannabis infused body products made with organic ingredients. From the comfort of their own home, NNMF ticket holders will now be able obtain a cannabis recommendation online from PrestoDoctor and qualifying patients will receive a medical marijuana card at a discounted rate. NNMF ticket holders can email info@northernnights.org for a discount code. PrestoDoctor will also be available onsite to provide recommendations at their regular rates. Arriving with a current card has the advantage of expedited entry into the lounge.

Beyond the relaxing oasis of the Tree Lounge, the 5th Annual Northern Nights has curated exceptional experiential offerings including a new “Purple Nights” Art Gallery showcasing the works of the finest borosilicate glass artists from around the world. Other notable highlights of the festival is the beachside dance parties, afternoon river swims, a diverse lineup including Living Legends, Jai Wolf, Cherub, Big Wild, G Jones, Dirtwire, Random Rab, and Justin Jay’s Fantastic Voyage. The world class production in an intimate setting makes NNMF the perfect destination for city revelers to enjoy a farm to fest experience that is unlike any other. NNMF encourages all participants (18+) to activate their souls and smiles for three unforgettable days – no matter the path, you’ll find a home for the weekend in the majestic forests of NorCal.

Dance, swim, run or float your way to The Emerald Triangle for an experience unlike any other.
Tickets for Northern Nights Music Festival are on sale now!

NNMF 2017 Tree Lounge Collectives

OTG Organics ⧫ 1LN ⧫ Madrone California ⧫ Bloom Farms ⧫ WyldeHeart Ranch ⧫Redwood Roots ⧫ Humboldt’s Finest ⧫ General Extractions ⧫Emerald Pharms ⧫  Light Heart ⧫ Hillstrong Collective ⧫ The Humboldt Brand Cannabis Company ⧫ Lola Lola ⧫ County Line Ranch ⧫ Emerald Exchange ⧫ North Bay Nectar ⧫Old Kai ⧫ One Feather Ranch ⧫ Humboldt Brothers ⧫ Humboldt Apothecary ⧫  Wildseed

Northern Nights Music Festival 2017 Full Lineup 
Living Legends ⧫ Jai Wolf ⧫ Cherub ⧫ Big Wild ⧫ G Jones ⧫ Random Rab ⧫ Dirtwire ⧫ Falcons ⧫ Justin Jay’s Fantastic Voyage  ⧫ Moon Boots ⧫ Nombe ⧫ The Range ⧫ Vijay and Sofia ⧫ Adam Vida ⧫ Ekozu ⧫ IHF ⧫ Isaac Chambers ⧫ Jason Huber ⧫ Joyzu ⧫ Lapa ⧫ Luckyiam 3.0 w/ Dj Nykon ⧫ Manatee Commune ⧫ Manics ⧫ Mike Taylor ⧫ Mr. Fijiwiji ⧫ Nominus ⧫ Porangui ⧫ Project Aspect ⧫ Ryan Herr ⧫ Unlimited Aspect ⧫ Unlimited Gravity ⧫ Yungg Trip ⧫ Acacia Beats ⧫ Av8trix ⧫ Berel Alexander ⧫ Bisaria ⧫ Cash Johnson ⧫ Chief Greenbud ⧫ Christifari ⧫ Chrysocolla ⧫ Cremes N Lotions ⧫ Dean William ⧫ Devarock ⧫ DJ Rundat ⧫ Dreams on Fire ⧫ Dub Cowboy ⧫ Esch ⧫ Fresh Depz ⧫ Gabe Pressure ⧫ G. Davis ⧫ Guidance ⧫ H^M ⧫ Hypha ⧫ J. Handel ⧫ James Ando ⧫ Jay Ev ⧫ John Beaer ⧫ Just One ⧫ Kwovadus ⧫ Marco Utah ⧫ Marjo Lak ⧫ Mr. 415 ⧫ MSVG ⧫ Naughty Princess ⧫ Pretty Handsom ⧫ Rhizae ⧫ Solspace ⧫ Starfari ⧫ Subsuelo ⧫ Tacosnap ⧫ The Hype ⧫ The Rellies ⧫  Violin Girl ⧫ Amanda ⧫ Whiting ⧫ Zanapod ⧫ Zera

NORML Comments On Maine Marijuana Legalization Certification

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Adults in Maine will be able to legally possess and grow personal use quantities of cannabis without penalty beginning January 30, 2017.

“Sometimes our opponents have to be drug there kicking and screaming, but it is good to see the ‘No on 1′ campaign and Governor LePage honor the will of state voters and allow legalization’s election night victory to finally be formally certified,” stated NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri, “We will be fighting to ensure the initiative is implemented as voters intended and will be vigilant and prepared to fight back against any further efforts to rollback this landmark reform.”

Governor Paul LePage on Saturday certified the results of Question 1: The Marijuana Legalization Act. The voter-initiated measure narrowly passed on Election Day and was subject to a partial recount. By law, the measure becomes law 30 days after the Governor has affirmed the results.

At that time, adults who are not participating in the state’s medical cannabis program will be able to legally possess up to two and one-half ounces of cannabis and/or the total harvest produced by six mature plants.

Maine will become the eight US state to eliminate criminal and civil penalties for adults who possess marijuana for their own personal use.

Separate provisions in the measure also establish regulations for the commercial cultivation, retail sale, and social use of cannabis. Regulations governing marijuana-related businesses are scheduled to be in place by August 8, 2017. However, the Governor has called on lawmakers to push back this timeline. Massachusetts lawmakers last week enacted a similar delay to their retail sales program.

Governor LePage has been a strong opponent of implementing Question 1, stating, “If there was ever a bill that the legislature should just kibosh, that’s it.” He has also suggested increasing the retail sales tax rates associated with the measure, as well as abolishing the state’s medical cannabis program, which has been in place since 1999 — positions that NORML opposes.