Maine is now home to a cannabis-themed radio show, an hourlong mix of music and talk that is co-hosted by a high-profile medical marijuana caregiver.
Dawson Julia, the owner of a medical marijuana shop in Unity, will tackle a different topic every week on the Cannabis Connection, which airs from 6-7 p.m. on Mondays on WFMX-107.9 The Mix. He is joined by on-air personality Chris Rush and a different special guest each week, ranging from a state representative who works on state medical cannabis legislation to a nurse practitioner who certifies medical marijuana patients to a criminal defense lawyer.
Julia came up with the idea last year while listening to disc jockeys on the Augusta-based station talk about whether Maine cannabis users can buy a gun. (No, federally licensed firearms dealers can’t sell guns to people who use cannabis, even in states that have legalized it for recreational or medical use.) Julia said he was surprised at the open and honest nature of the on-air debate, and the level of interest from listeners who called the station to share their