Rand Paul: We shouldn’t jail people for pot use
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said that though he opposes drug use, he thinks that the penalties are too harsh and, "I don't want to put them in jail and ruin their lives."
Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Paul said that even the last two presidents used drugs at some point. "Look, the last two presidents could have conceivably been put in jail for their drug use and I really think - look what would've happened, it would've ruined their lives," he said. "They got lucky. But a lot of poor kids, particularly in the inner city, don't get lucky and they don't have good attorneys and they go to jail for some of these things and I think it's a big mistake."