The comments stop short of the outright endorsement of legalization previewed by the Chicago Tribune, which reported in a Tuesday article that Emanuel would “call for state lawmakers to legalize marijuana.”

In fact, the mayor said during the speech that he believes “recreational marijuana has social costs that must also be considered.”

“And like a casino, revenue would take time to be realized. But if the state goes down that path, those resources can and should be used to further solidify our pensions without, again, asking anything more of Chicago taxpayers in general.”

Read  the full article at https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomangell/2018/12/12/chicago-mayor-wants-legal-marijuana-revenue-to-fund-pensions/#6be2bdb17d27