Roseburg’s newest marijuana dispensary is not just for “stoners.”
Instead, FX420 Recreational Dispensary co-owners Lyea Dueñas, Robert Schuster and John Agatep are encouraging veterans, senior citizens and off-duty law enforcement officers to try out the store’s products.
Dueñas said the focus of FX420 is to help people relieve their pain, get a better sleep, improve their appetite and skin, and learn more about the many other benefits of cannabis.
“It’s not just a place to buy pot, it’s a place to heal,” Dueñas said.
The owners are planning to open FX420 Recreational Dispensary on April 20 at 161 NE Garden Valley Blvd Suite 105, Roseburg.
Dueñas, the manager, said she got into cannabis for medical reasons when she began treating her stomach issues with cannabidiol (CBD) regiments. CBDs do not have the psychological effects of marijuana with the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but are meant to produce positive effects on the body such as pain relief, according to Dueñas.
The CBD products available at FX420, including edibles, creams and lotions, and even an oil to help relieve menstrual cramps, derive from the hemp plant, and users of CBDs are able to pass drug tests.
“I want a police officer to come in my store in uniform because he is getting off duty and was hurt on the job,” Schuster said.
Dueñas said she’s planning to team up with the owner of Cougar Cannabis of Roseburg to put on educational events to get the word out about the benefits of CBDs.
The shop also offers a variety of strains of marijuana with THC, as well as accessories.
Dueñas said all the bud tenders are trained to be able to tell customers how each product works and to help them find what works best for them, whether its a CBD product, a relaxing indica strain of marijuana or an energizing sativa strain.
The “FX” part of the business’s name is meant to sound like the word “effects,” referring to Schuster’s love for the effect of cannabis — and Agatep’s love for lighting and colorful display effects, as seen in the shop.
Schuster, the president of the company, said he’s been smoking marijuana for more than 40 years and has learned about the industry, including the laws, growing, investing and opening new stores. He said he raised a family while smoking from time to time. Eventually, a divorce opened doors to help him believe in himself, so he decided to go after his dream of starting a dispensary.
With a background in the entertainment industry, Agatep began working with theatrical lighting in high school, operated a limousine service in Las Vegas and owned a bar in San Diego. He sold the bar to go into business with Schuster, a longtime friend.
“Life changes came about and I said, ‘let’s join forces and put this together,’ and here we are,” Agatep said.
Dueñas, who has lived in Roseburg for the past 12 years and has worked for other dispensaries, soon joined the team.
“She’s the backbone of this dispensary, and I wouldn’t want to do it without her,” Schuster said of Dueñas. He said the FX420 team is like a family. Schuster said though there’s a stigma about marijuana, he’s hoping to educate the community about its benefits.
“We’re not just a dispensary, we want to help the community,” Schuster said.
The owners invite the public to a grand opening celebration from 3 to 7:30 p.m. April 20 outside the shop. All ages are welcome to join in the festivities, which will include a DJ, games, vendors, food, glass blowing, T-shirt and swag giveaways and more. The FX420 crew will be watching to make sure no one is consuming marijuana during the celebration.
For more information, call 541-900-5868 or visit www.fx420.com.