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Elderly Woman Questions Marco Rubio

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio spoke at the College of Charleston as part of their “Bully Pulpit” series, where he faced a question by a 79 year old woman.

“It’s an issue with me because I know people can get drugs on every street corner in Charleston,” said Elease Pickens of Charleston.

Pickens admitted her views on legalizing marijuana may not be shared by those who are her age, let alone in South Carolina. “I know my ideas don’t fall in line with the normal Charleston 80-year-olds,” she said. But, as she pointed out to the the senator from Florida, “taxing pot would increase government revenues and help clear out the prisons.”

The assembled students cheered when Pickens questioned Rubio. Rubio, who has come out against cannabis legalization was not fazed by Pickens question and said he doesn’t support legalizing “another intoxicant.” “When you legalize something, it’s sending a message that it’s not that harmful,” he said.

A CBS News poll last month put Rubio in third place, with about 16 percent among likely GOP voters, trailing Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson.

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