By John Dodge

By John Dodge

CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson didn’t exactly stick to the script when he was asked for his position on legalizing marijuana use.

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At Tuesday night’s mayoral debate, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine asked the five candidates for a simple yes or no answer, they answered:

William “Dock” Walls: “Yes”

Rahm Emanuel: “No”

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Ald. Bob Fioretti: “Yes”

Jesus “Chuy” Garcia: “Not yet, but we should keep an eye toward it.”

Willie Wilson: “I would say, uh, yes, they gonna smoke it anyway.”

Wilson’s response drew hearty laughter from the audience.

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Chicago has already loosened the penalty for possessing small amounts of marijuana, making it subject to a fine, rather than a criminal charge.