Wes Woods II and Sandra Emerson, Staff writers
Created: 01/04/2012 09:44:49 AM PST

UPLAND – Medical marijuana collective G3 Holistics Inc. remains open for business.

The collective at Suite F4 at 1710 W. Foothill Blvd. reopened at Friday afternoon, said Aaron Sandusky, president of G3 Holistics, and is keeping regular hours of 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

“The neighborhood has been very supportive,” Sandusky said on Tuesday. “Even those who don’t use (the medical pot) give us words of encouragement.”

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

Upland Police Chief Jeff Mendenhall referred a reporter on Tuesday to City Hall for a comment.

“The city is working with the city attorney to identify the city’s options,” said Stephanie Mendenhall, the administrative services director on Tuesday.

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

During the closure, G3 opened another facility in Moreno Valley at 12276 Perris Blvd., Suite B. The landlord was the same as the Upland facility.

In 2011, G3 opened a facility at 1231 E. Washington St., Suite D in Colton.

Sandusky filed a stay against the Upland injunction and is appealing the city’s prohibitions of medical marijuana dispensaries.

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.

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