"Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Sunday that President Obama and former President George W. Bush 'got lucky' by not being arrested for smoking marijuana as young adults.
"Arguing against mandatory minimum sentencing for pot use, Paul said that a marijuana-related arrest for either Obama or Bush could have ruined their lives.
"'Look, the last two presidents could conceivably have been put in jail for their drug use,' Paul said on Fox News Sunday.
"'Look what would have happened. It would have ruined their lives. They got lucky. But a lot of poor kids, particularly in the inner city, don't get lucky. They don't have good attorneys. They go to jail for these things. And I think it's a big mistake.'"Sen. Paul: Obama, Bush 'lucky' they weren't arrested for smoking pot as kids (The Hill)