Taken together, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut are home to 44.8 million people. That’s nearly 14% of the entire U.S. population. So when the governors of those four states got together to discuss marijuana legalization, I took notice. The governors of those four important states all support legalizing cannabis. They say their people want it, and both New York and New Jersey came very close to doing it in the last legislative session.