Tuesday, January 17, 2012 – 4:00 p.m.

The attempt by the City of Upland to shutter a medical marijuana co-op fell flat last week.

Upland, in an awkward position, attempted to get the 4th District Court of Appeal in Riverside to lift a stay it imposed last year allowing G3 Holistic Inc. to remain open, even though the court’s decision in the city’s favor has been appealed to the California Supreme Court.

On January 13th, the court rejected Upland’s request to dissolve the stay because of jurisdiction.

A rejection likely due to the pending appeal filing.

One has to wonder what these poorly designed legal moves is costing the city.