Hundreds of UNC students used to gather in front of the bell tower to smoke pot

By Payton Tysinger

Former dean of student affairs Donald Bolton flips through the 1974 Daily Tar Heel archives (Payton Tysinger/Carolina Connection).

Marijuana laws in states across the country are liberalizing. A group of Senators reintroduced a bill to decriminalize marijuana up to 3 ounces. The talk of legalization has been going on for decades.

In the 1970s hundreds of pot-smoking students gathered weekly on UNC’s campus. Their form of protest was simply hanging out.  

Payton Tysinger reports.

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