RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Studies by scientists at the University of Lethbridge, Canada, show that the medicinal strain of Cannabis sativa can serve as an important inhibitor to the spread of the coronavirus in the body.
According to researcher Igor Kovalchuk, at least 12 of the plant's 400 varieties that have been tested in laboratories have succeeded in reducing the number of receptors of the virus by 73 percent.
"If they can reduce the number of receptors, there is much less chance of infection," Kovalchuk told journalist Bill Kaufmann of the Canadian newspaper Calgary Herald.
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