Wes Woods II and Sandra Emerson, Staff writers
Created: 01/05/2012 03:34:25 PM PST
UPLAND – A week later: It’s still open.
Medical marijuana collective G3 Holistics Inc. continues to be open for business, but it may not be so for long.
The collective at Suite F4 at 1710 W. Foothill Blvd. has been keeping regular hours from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily since reopening last Friday.
But on Thursday, attorneys for the city served papers saying they want to shut down G3, said Roger Jon Diamond, who represents the cooperative in its efforts to remain open in Upland.
The case is scheduled to be heard at 8:30 this morning in Department R9 in West Valley Superior Court in Rancho Cucamonga, Diamond said.
“We say the city is wasting tax money because if the (state) Supreme Court denies our petition for review the appeal would be over at that time,” Diamond said. “So why not wait for Supreme Court to act?”
On Nov. 9, a judgment by the Fourth District Court of Appeals in Riverside determined 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.
Collective president Aaron Sandusky and Diamond said their appeal of the the Upland case to the Supreme Court could be heard in February.
Sandusky said he believes G3 Holistics was able to reopen in Upland because he had filed a stay against the injunction obtained by Upland,
“The point is if the state Supreme Court says no to us, (Sandusky) closes,” Diamond said on Thursday. “So shouldn’t we wait for the Supreme Court to act? That’s the question. There’s no emergency that requires immediate action. We dispute the stay dissolved. The stay of appeal lasts until the Supreme Court acts in this case.”
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