Kevin Franciotti: Why Chandler Jones's 'Mistake' Shows That the NFL Should Allow Medical Marijuana

New England Patriots defensive lineman Chandler Jones apologized on Thursday for “a pretty stupid mistake” related to his use of “synthetic marijuana,” but what was the mistake?

Jones had a bad reaction to a synthetic cannabinoid product, more commonly known as “synthetic marijuana.” If he actually intended to use marijuana, he wouldn’t be the first person to confuse a synthetic cannabinoid product as the real thing. His experience was likely frightening, since synthetic cannabinoids cause different, unpleasantly intense effects in…

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