In her opinion, a full-spectrum medical cannabis product containing both THC and CBD will work faster due to THC's direct effects on the receptors which control inflammation on the body. While inflammation is necessary to help protect the body as it heals, a state of ongoing or chronic inflammation is undesirable and can be a source of significant pain and anxiety, and is sometimes linked with depression. CBD shows potential as a plant-derived anti-inflammatory without the side effects of medications. Even in states where marijuana is legal, there are restrictions on where CBD products are sold and how they can be marketed. This is to protect consumers by discouraging the illegal marketing of unsubstantiated health/medical claims.