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Rand Paul talks marijuana, criminal justice reform at USC

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Justice system reforms and marijuana laws were just a few of the things discussed by presidential candidate and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul during his visit to the University of South Carolina on Wednesday. 

Paul, who has staked parts of his campaign on the nation's drug laws and criminal justice reform, said people should have lighter sentences in regards to marijuana.

Paul took a picture with each student as long as they pledged to vote for him as president. 

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In a race filled with several candidates claiming to be outsiders, Paul said he's the one true outsider in the race.

"If outsider means that we ought to balance our budget, that we ought to cut taxes, and that big government has gotten carried away -- absolutely," Paul said. "I've been unafraid to stand up to leadership on either side of the aisle."

Paul also mentioned his strong grassroots campaign and his disdain disdain for the Republican government. 

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