Maybe. But probably not.

Ontario's highest court ruled this morning that the law that prohibits the possession of marijuana is unconstitutional. Ottawa has one year to amend the law, or there will no longer be any law against possession of weed for anyone in Ontario.

The law must be amended to "prevent unnecessary charges against sick people," that is, make it legal for Ontarians to use medicinal marijuana.

Of course, I don't know much about Canadian law, so I wonder if this is similar to the laws passed in six US states that legalize medicinal marijuana at the state level but are not recognized federally.

UPDATED: This is actually a big deal because the marijuana laws in Canada are the same for all of the Provinces. So, while it is only a provincial court, the Canadian Feds can appeal the decision. But if they don't, the ruling takes effect in all of the Nation to the North.

Why is this a big deal? That's Canada, not here, right?

Because the US tries to influence the world in marijuana policy, and if Canada joins the group of people giving the US government the one finger salute (our own neighbors! How could they?!) it makes it that much harder for them to keep their propaganda campaign going.

That's right - drug testing is pretty much marijuana testing anyway you put it, and a violation of privacy. If you smoke on a Saturday, you still test positive on Monday, hours (and weeks) after the effects have worn off. It should be of no business to my employer what I do on my weekends if I come to work alert and able to do my job!