Groupon and CBD Test

Brandy Selfie By Brandelle Palmer GWL Founder/Owner

Is buying CBD on Groupon a great value or a super bad idea?

Like many of you, I love to check out Groupon.  It can be a great way to score a deal and try a new restaurant or fun activity.  But is it a great place to buy CBD? That was the question we wanted to answer.  We were so interested that we made a video of our findings. Complete with poorly trained (is there any other kind?) cats moseying in and out of the frame.  You’d rather read about it? You’re a person after my own heart. So let’s dive in! 

Intro to CBD

If you’re new to CBD, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about.  I’m impressed that you’re still reading, so let’s talk that through.  Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of more than 100 compounds found in both hemp and marijuana plants.  CBD and THC (the compound that is psychotropic) occur in higher percentages than many of the other compounds(cannabinoids), so we know the most about them.  However, we’re learning more about those minor cannabinoids every day.  For now, though, CBD is a pretty big deal.  The global market exceeded $2.1 billion dollars in 2020.  That’s a lot of people finding benefits.

Why Is CBD Popular? 

CBD is a neutralizer, working within the cell structure in our bodies to maintain homeostasis.  Basically, it’s trying to keep everything on an even keel.  That can mean multiple benefits.  Anxiety, inflammation, and nausea have traditionally been the “Big 3” but there are many other benefits being found as well.  

Why Are There So Many CBD Product Choices?    

While CBD is just one compound, it can be packaged as an “isolate”, meaning CBD is the only active ingredient in that end product. If not an isolate it could be “full spectrum” or “whole plant,” meaning that everything in that plant, in the ground, ends up in the bottle.  There’s even an “in-between” version or “broad spectrum” to indicate that most of the plant ends up in that bottle – less the THC.  We like isolates for mood and full-spectrum, or whole plant, for pain.  

There is also a boatload of strength options and package types – everything from gummies to softgels to liquids. We always say that the best CBD for you is the one you will take every day, so it is important to have those options.  

What Kind Of CBD Product Should I Buy? 

There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to CBD.  Some people find a low serving of a full spectrum liquid to be their best fit.  Others prefer a higher milligram option and take an isolated CBD capsule.  It can take some time to find that best fit, but when we do, the benefits can be so worth it.  

Now that we’ve gone through our brief overview, let’s talk about Groupon.  Are they a reputable company to buy CBD from? If you want a spoiler alert, you can find the titled video below.

Groupon CBD Product Findings

Let’s be clear, Groupon is not a manufacturer of goods.  They are not directly responsible for what is or isn’t in those bottles at the end of the day.  They’re a platform through which to get them. Like with most things in life, there were pros and cons. We’re positive, optimistic people here.  Let’s start with the pros. 


Once we had everything in-house, we packed them up and sent them off to a local lab to have them tested.  Those tests included testing for pesticides, heavy metals, and molds as well as cannabinoid profiling.  That cannabinoid profile ensures that all the compounds you want in the bottle are present and those that you don’t want are not found. In short, does the product label align with what’s actually in that bottle? 

The good news is that there were no pesticides, heavy metals, or molds found in anything that we tested.  Hemp is a porous product – if it’s grown in bad soil, you’ll have a tainted end product.  We were glad to find that there was no evidence of that in any of these products.  

The cannabinoid profiling was not so clear cut – making it our “Con” list.  Let’s take them one by one.

We are steering clear of brand names for the most part, as we don’t want to slander any companies – our focus is on creating an educated consumer. 

Should You Buy CBD Products From Groupon?

We definitely bought a mixed bag in our Groupon experiment.  While one product was right on track and a couple more likely wouldn’t hurt you, we found that they were not accurately labeled.  CBD can be a wonderful addition to your day, but please make sure that you are putting quality products from reputable sources in your body – this is not an area where you want to just focus on the “deal.” Save your Groupon shopping for trying that new restaurant for date night. 

At Green Wellness Life, hemp-based CBD products are all that we sell, so it’s what we know best. We’ve taken the time to carefully vet the brands available on our site and third-party lab results are available for every product. From CBD tinctures to CBD capsules, and CBD edibles, we can help you find the right CBD product to meet your needs. We are not doctors and cannot diagnose or treat any medical conditions. However, we can use our experiences, the experiences of our customers, and the latest medical research to help you make an informed decision. 

As always, we’re here to help with your CBD needs.  You can find us on social media, by email at, or by phone at 866-244-4223.