A year ago, marijuana legalization looked like it was on a roll in the Northeast — it had already passed in three of the region’s states and was a priority for governors in three more, including the populous New York.
Now, after legislative efforts stalled and a vaping sickness stirred new concerns, the governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut still want to make recreational pot legal. And they and Pennsylvania's governor have been comparing notes on how to do it.
"This year, let's work with our neighbors ... to coordinate a safe and fair system," New York's Gov. Andrew Cuomo said this week. His state hosted the four Democratic governors for an October summit on the issue.