CBD gummies from Austin are flying into Dallas-Fort Worth shops
One of Austin's biggest recreational hemp companies is expanding its presence in Dallas-Fort Worth: Earlybird CBD, which makes gummies and tinctures with a microdose of THC, can now be found in 10 DFW-area stores - more than any other city outside of its home base in Austin.
According to a release, Earlybird items are now sold at these vendors:
- Davis Street Mercantile, Dallas
- Ann's Natural Grocery and Nutrition, Arlington
- Sunflower Shoppe, Colleyville
- Roy Pope Grocery, Fort Worth
- Sunflower Shoppe, Fort Worth
The company's North Texas expansion is a result of relationships with local partners and shops, such as Julie Dobbs and Emily Jones of The Mom Game and Roy Pope Grocery, says Earlybird co-founder and CMO Erik Culverin a statement.
The company currently fosters a longterm partnership with Hiatus Spa and Retreat, which began in February for a special Valentine's Day promotion. The spas stock Earlybird products in Frisco, Plano, and Fort Worth locations, plus Dallas' Inwood Village and The Hill.
Dallas-Fort Worth does not lack for CBD gummies but Earlybird's items are a low dose and easy to "manage," says Jana Baird, a CBD expert who works at Davis Street Mercantile.
"Some products have more THC milligrams and you need to figure out how much you want to consume - with these, you can just eat one or two gummies," she says.
Founded in 2018, Earlybird is one of the first providers to create "full-spectrum" hemp edibles using natural THC. Each serving of the signature gummies and tinctures contain a legal amount of Delta 9 THC (about 2.5 mg).
They're not cheap: A bottle of 30 gummies is $60. They come in watermelon, strawberry, or lemon flavors.
Tinctures are a way to feel the effects of CBD more quickly: You place drops under your tongue and hold it there for 30 to 90 seconds. The CBD gets absorbed into your system through mucous membranes in your mouth.
Earlybird is also available in other Texas cities including Brownsville, Houston, and Marfa, as well as cities outside Texas such as Louisville and San Diego, but at limited locations.