Since CBD gives you a sense of light-headiness and peace of mind, people have considered it a psychoactive drug. CBD comes from a family of plants, cannabis, with psychoactive cannabinoids. The most commonly known one is THC which you can find in larger doses in marijuana. You might have heard people using the term marijuana in place of cannabis. However, they are not the same. Marijuana and hemp are part of the cannabis family. The core difference between the two lies in the concentration of psychoactive compounds.