On Sunday Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday that Obama and Bush could both have "conceivably been put in jail for their drug use and...it would've ruined their lives."
"They got lucky," continued Rand. "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."
"There are people in jail for 37, 50, 45 years for nonviolent crimes and that's a huge mistake. Our prisons are full of non-violent criminals."
"I think even marijuana is a bad thing to do. I think it takes away your incentive to work...but I also don't want to put people in jail who make a mistake," he said.
"There are a lot of young people who do this and then later on in their twenties they grow up and get married and they quit doing things like this. I don't want to put them in jail and ruin their lives."