Rand Paul: Lighten Pot Laws

At least Rand Paul knows his base. The famously libertarian Kentucky senator said on Fox News Sunday that while he doesn’t “promote” marijuana, tough drug laws against it need to be lightened. “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,” Paul 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.” While Paul insisted he does not partake in marijuana and “it’s a bad thing to do,” he doesn’t want to “put people in jail who made a mistake.”