(PRESS HERALD) -- The selection of U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions to take over the Justice Department has intensified concerns that the nation’s $6 billion-a-year marijuana industry, riding the momentum of fresh victories in Maine and four other states, may soon run into a powerful new adversary.

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President-elect Donald Trump’s recent selection of the Republican senator from Alabama as his attorney general drew immediate expressions of concern from the marijuana industry, which is expected to grow to $7 billion next year.