UPLAND – Medical marijuana collective G3 Holistics Inc. is back in business.
The collective at Suite F4 at 1710 W. Foothill Blvd. reopened at 1 p.m. Friday, said Aaron Sandusky, president of G3 Holistics.

Sandusky said it is his interpretation that he is able to reopen because he had filed a stay against an Upland injunction and is appealing the city’s prohibitions of medical marijuana dispensaries.

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“We’re literally scraping pieces together to try and do this the best we can,” Sandusky said. “It’s been a very difficult time for our families (workers) and we’re trying to move forward.”

Sandusky said he has not opened his other collectives in Colton and Moreno Valley.

G3 Collective opened in 2009 and closed in August 2010 after the city filed an injunction in West Valley Superior Court in Rancho Cucamonga.

A Drug Enforcement Administration raid in November closed G3. A warrant said between January and August, the total deposits to G3 accounts were more than $3.3 million while total debits were more than $3.2 million.

On Nov. 9, a judgment from the Fourth District Court of Appeals in Riverside determined that Upland’s banning of the collective did not contradict Proposition 215, the 1996 law that approved medical marijuana in the state, nor Senate Bill 420, which details the amount of marijuana a person can possess for medical purposes.

Sandusky said he is appealing the case to the state Supreme Court. A decision could be made on the appeal in February, Sandusky said.
Upland police Sgt. Mike Rainwater said the department was unaware the dispensary has been reopened.

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