New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s campaign promise to legalize marijuana in the Garden State received a major setback this week.

Even though 60 percent of New Jerseyans support legalizing marijuana, state lawmakers canceled a vote on Monday that would legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older. A lack of support in the state Senate is the blame, reportedly. The vote has been postponed until May.

“We’ll be back at this,” state Senate President Stephen Sweeney said to the media in Trenton. “So anybody who thinks this is dead, they’re wrong. This is an issue that’s not going away. The legalization of adult-use marijuana will get passed in the state of New Jersey, one way or another.”

Along with legalizing weed, legislation would also expunge thousands of marijuana convictions. More than 200,000 convictions would be overturned if legislation is passed and marijuana is legalized. Leaders in New Jersey say the legislation would be a turning point for social justice in the state as the majority of those with criminal records for marijuana are Black and Latino.

“Received a briefing from Governor Murphy on the marijuana legalization bill in N.J. Very impressed by the strong social

justice components—expedited expungement, virtual expungement, and M/WBE prioritization. It’s time to get this passed N.J.,” the Rev. Al Sharpton said.

U.S Sen. and Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is the author of landmark legislation in the Senate—the Marijuana Justice Act—that would end the federal prohibition on marijuana, expunge records, and reinvest in communities most impacted by the War on Drugs.

“New Jersey is the first state in the country to couple decriminalizing marijuana with strong criminal justice reform measures to redress the decades of immense harm inflicted by an unfair system,” he said. “All too often, communities of color and low-income individuals are unjustly impacted by our broken drug policies, but by including measures to expunge records and reinvest in the communities most impacted, our state has the opportunity to lead in prioritizing social justice.”

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is going a step further on his stance. He’s not only calling for convictions to be expunged but also for those with prior convictions to be able to cash in on marijuana business.

“Non-violent convictions for any amount of cannabis should be automatically expunged, and those with convictions should not be barred from owning a cannabis related business,” he said.

Currently, New Jersey arrests more than 32,000 people a year just for marijuana possession, with thousands awaiting trial. New Jersey State Director of the Drug Policy Alliance Roseanne Scotti said expunging convictions and dropping charges would be life-changing for thousands.

“This legislation is not perfect. No legislation is,” she said. “But we as advocates, and the sponsors of this legislation, along with Senate and Assembly leadership and the administration, have worked tirelessly to make this bill as close to ideal as we could get it. We will continue working with the administration and Legislature to ensure that the benefits of the controlled and regulated marijuana industry benefit all New Jerseyans.”