This is a significant development in the ongoing Zimmerman trial.

Martin reportedly had THC in his system at the time he died. At pretrial this past May, Judge Debra S. Nelson barred mention of Martin’s drug use from opening remarks but not necessarily from the trial proceedings.

Plenty of people are upset at this news, viewing it essentially as an attempted smear on Martin’s character:

But others believe that allowing this evidence to be presented is a logical and fair decision:

At any rate, it will be interesting to see how big a role it will play in determining the trial’s outcome.