Leadership / 05.09.19
Northern Nights Music Fest to Have Recreational Cannabis Sales & Consumption
Billboard (05/01/19) Mims, Taylor
The Northern Nights Music Festival in California will be one of the first overnight, three-day festivals in the U.S. to permit legal sales and consumption of recreational marijuana. "We are going to have a cannabis retail and consumption area that goes by the name of the Tree Lounge," promises Northern Nights co-founder Peter Huson. "It is [a] 21 and over area and cannabis sales and consumption are restricted to that area. Essentially it is an onsite temporary dispensary. It has all the same rules you would have at a dispensary, it's just inside a festival." The Lounge will feature its own curated stage with live music that includes local hip-hop artists, surprise sets, DJs spinning dance hall, and reggae, as well as CBD yoga, workshops, and other activities. "We are going to highlight the history and the culture and the small [cannabis] farmers of Humboldt and Mendocino counties," says Northern Nights co-founder Andrew Blap. "You can come meet the farmers and see the people who have been growing weed for you for years." Cannabis farmers also will sponsor the Lounge and host activities.
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