The Cougars for Cannabis Club at St. Charles Community College has sparked some discussion about free speech issues and whether such a club has a place on campus.
The club's goal is to start discussion on U.S. cannabis policy.
Some people have said the club should not be approved by the college and should not be able to receive funding because cannabis is illegal. A majority of members of the Student Senate voted against allowing the club to form and receive money.
However, administrators overturned the Senate's decision, citing Supreme Court Decisions that found that groups should be able to receive college funding despite having an unpopular view.
"Free speech is something that in our country is absolutely one of our fundamental opportunities and our rights," said Yvette Sweeny, Dean of Student Services.
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