British pharmaceutical company GW announced it planned to start human trials on a fat-fighting marijuana drug today. From the CNN article “Drugmaker to test fat-fighting marijuana drug”:

"The cannabis plant has 70 different cannabinoids in it, and each has a different affect on the body," GW Managing Director Justin Gover told Reuters.

"Some can stimulate your appetite, and some in the same plant can suppress your appetite. It is amazing both scientifically and commercially," he said in a telephone interview.

Unfortunately, the United States government, of course, refuses to see any medical potential in marijuana whatsoever. Meanwhile, Americans keep getting fatter and fatter…