The year 2016 marks the start of a new era in California history. Not only do activists, cultivators, patients, and legislators continue to push the already thriving medical industry forward toward continued compliance, maturity, and sustainability, recreational legalization has landed on California’s 2016 ballot, meaning the state is poised to tip the balance of the legalization movement in a big way with a yes vote in November.

Amidst all of this, it is with great excitement that Leafly invites you to join in the celebration of these milestones and participate in the Leafly Tree Lounge at Northern Nights Music Festival, California’s premier camping festival experience, set between towering redwoods and the banks of the Eel River at the heart of the Emerald Triangle.

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Comparable in style and scale to a beer garden, the Leafly Tree Lounge represents the industry’s evolution into mainstream lifestyle events while staying true to the region and culture where it all began for California, Southern Humboldt and Northern Mendocino. Leafly will be presenting this area to demonstrate how to educate consumers in a fun, safe, and social way at events across the country and around the world.

The Leafly Tree Lounge will be a fun oasis to enjoy good vibes and learn from premium and compliant local caregivers, as well as to meet and hang out with other patients and aficionados from all over the Golden State. Join us for comedy, surprise DJ sets, artist meet-and-greets, and daily chats from farmers, collectives, and the Twister Trimmer team.

Don’t forget your California medical card to enjoy this monumental music experience. You can get yours before you go at, and take $10 off with the code MMJ10. See you at the Tree Lounge!

More About Northern Nights Music Festival

Gorgon City performing (photo via Steven Pisano)

Below, Leafly’s Zsanelle Edelman weighs in on the best things about Northern Nights (for her complete take on the best industry-friendly festivals of the summer, check out the full festival guide here).

Why we love this festival: When given the option, we prefer to enjoy music while also floating along a lazy river, so Northern Nights’ river stage is one of the best summer festival stages in existence. Better yet, become one with some of the highest beings of all while camping among the redwood trees of northern California.

Acts we’re excited about: GRiZ, The Knocks, Dawn Richards, Gorgon City,

Strain pairing: Get down with the GRiZ Kush strain.

Festival tips: Don’t forget some floaties! We recommend you and your camping buddies get a bunch of blow-up pizza slices for a floating pizza party. You’ll make friends, we promise.