Engaging with Congress is becoming a vital step for citizens and advocates, says Piedmont Hemp Co.R, as they champion diversity and inclusion within the hemp industry. Collaborating with organizations like Minorities for Medical Marijuana, Inc (M4MM), Virginia Hemp Coalition, and Maryland Cannabis Equity Collective (MCEC), Piedmont Hemp Co.R aims to drive innovative solutions in business reform, public policy, and health and wellness.

CEO of Piedmont Hemp Co.R, Keith Parker, celebrates a successful advocacy season, highlighting strategic partnerships and impactful initiatives. The company kicked off the year with a multi-state Industrial Hemp advocacy strategy and joined forces with M4MM, registering as a small business. In Virginia, they collaborated with the Virginia Hemp Coalition to address potential repercussions for hemp products under VA SB903. Further, in Richmond, VA, they worked with the Virginia Black Business Directory (VABBD) to support Delegate Candi Mundon King and Senator Jeremy McPike in presenting House Resolution 341, acknowledging black-owned businesses in Virginia.

In Maryland, Piedmont Hemp Co.R became founding members of the Maryland Cannabis Equity Collective (MCEC), advocating for legislation language refinement under MD HB556. They also participated in M4MM's lobby days in Washington, D.C., during 420 Week, collaborating with national leaders to rally support for pro-hemp expansion initiatives such as the SAFE Banking Act and promoting discussions on hemp's potential as a biofuel.

Piedmont Hemp Co.R celebrates its most successful advocacy season in seven years, with Parker expressing optimism for the future. "The Best Is Yet to Come," he says.