the drug is rimonabant, also called Acomplia. it's a drug that blocks a cannabinoid receptor in the brain [which is a normal part of the brain chemistry that marijuana just happens to plug into].
this receptor is thought to control cravings, and there has been some success in smoking cessation and overeating. it also curbs the marijuana munchies... the company that makes it thinks it's looking at a multi-billion dollar blockbuster.
it's a nice idea. an attractive idea. and there's lots of data to support this approach. BUT, will it REALLY work outside of clinical trials?? i have absolutely no idea!!!!
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