A Virginia House of Delegates subcommittee on Monday killed efforts to accelerate recreational marijuana sales in the state, leaving its budding cannabis industry in limbo for at least another year.

The GOP-controlled House panel voted along party lines to float a nearly 200-page bill until next year’s legislative session. The bill had become this year’s vehicle for nearly all marijuana-related measures, outlining everything from enforcement and regulation to tax revenue and reinvestment. One of the biggest provisions would have allowed the state’s four preexisting medicinal dispensaries and some large industrial hemp processors to begin selling recreational marijuana Sept. 15.

“I spent most of the weekend poring through this bill and trying to come to the determination whether now is the right time for this policy in Virginia,” Del. Jeffrey L. Campbell (R-Smyth) said during Monday’s meeting. “I think this is a bigger issue than we can correct in two weeks’ time.

Last summer, then-Gov. Ralph Northam (D) had signed into law a measure making it legal for people 21 or older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and cultivate up to four marijuana plants in their household, making Virginia one of 18 states, plus the District of Columbia, to legalize recreational marijuana. But the complex legislation still left it illegal to buy or sell cannabis, since retail sales were not slated to begin until 2024, giving the state time to build a regulated commercial market.

This year, Democratic delegates and senators from both parties pushed to speed up the timeline, to give consumers a safe and regulated way to buy marijuana and mitigate the black market.