The Otago University Students Association has failed to overturn a rule allowing students to smoke marijuana on the campus.

In 2006 the Association passed a motion declared the grounds a cannabis prohibition-free zone.

Association president Harriet Geoghegan today attempted to rescind that, in favour of stating the Association does not condone any actions that breach New Zealand law.

The motion was voted down, following lengthy discussion at the Student's General Meeting.

- NEWSTALK ZB