Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.

Following up on last week’s look at New Mexico, a cannabis legalization bill has passed the Senate Public Affairs committee.  Next step: the Senate Judiciary Committee.

New York is also looking at legalization (again).  Just like true love, the course of cannabis in the Empire State is not running smooth, as the governor and the legislature are working out some differences of opinion in how the measure should be passed and where the funds raised would go.

Connecticut is also pondering the legalization question.  Lawmakers plan to introduce a legalization bill in the upcoming session; some have doubts that it will pass.

The Idaho Senate has just introduced a bill to legalize hemp.  No forms of cannabis are currently legal, so this would be a big step for the state.

And speaking of hemp, the comment period on the USDA’s hemp rule has officially closed.  Over 4,000 comments were submitted, so regulators will have plenty of reading material for the long winter evenings.

Turning our attention to the other side of the world, New Zealand voters will weigh in on adult-use marijuana in the next general election, set for September.  And in Australia, over-the-counter CBD sales may be allowed this year.

And finally, you can now make movie posters entirely from cannabis.