By Ryan Hagen Staff Writer
Posted: 03/03/2011 10:33:25 PM PST

COLTON – Behind locked doors and a security guard is an activity that has motivated Colton’s lawsuit against a business owner: shelves of marijuana, available for anyone who has a valid prescription and meets several other requirements.

“We take the attorney general’s guidelines and make them stricter,” Aaron Sandusky said of his business, G3 Holistics Inc. “We turn people away every day.”

Sandusky, a 20-year veteran of the mortgage industry, opened his first medical-

marijuana cooperative in November 2009. He said the opening was motivated mostly by risks he saw his friend take at dispensaries he considered dangerous, so he’s serious about keeping patients and neighbors safe.

“I want to be open and honest with the Police Department, and I invite anyone to come by any time,” he said.

But city officials, whose case for a temporary restraining order will be decided in court Monday, said Sandusky never contacted them for a business license before opening his shop, in the same parking lot as the Starbucks on East Washington Street.

If he had, they’d have told him the city banned marijuana through a prohibition on businesses that violate federal law.

Federal law prohibits marijuana for any purpose, but California allows its medical use.

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