CBD is one of the 100+ cannabinoids (class of chemical compounds CBD belongs to) that have been discovered in cannabis. Of these compounds, the two cannabinoids in highest concentration are CBD and the more widely known THC. Because CBD and THC are the most prevalent, their medicinal benefits have been extensively investigated. Clinical studies have found that the potential medicinal benefits of CBD have a wider scope than those of THC.
While THC (the psychoactive component) is well known for its propensity for making one “high”, CBD is non-psychoactive so it absolutely will not. Taking CBDs is more like taking an Aspirin. You feel better without any change in your psychological state.