NJ or NY would be a ridiculous game-changer. Their close proximity would mean that either one legalizing would put HUGE pressure on the other to quickly do the same or miss out on massive tax revenues.
MA’s set to have retail shops this coming summer, and the data from CO has been surprisingly positive. As in, legalization advocates projected various positive outcomes from a position of self-interest and ridiculous optimism… and the results so far have exceeded even those projections.
If NJ legalizes, I expect NY to have it in queue.