The American-Alb Hemp Company (AAHC) was founded during 2014 as Albania’s first industrial hemp company. During 2018 the AAHC received the first import license issued in Albania for industrial hemp seeds. During 2019 the AAHC planted the first legal industrial hemp crop in Albania. During 2022 the AAHC registered the first two industrial hemp varieties in the Albania’s National Variety Catalog. During 2023 the AAHC is conducting variety tests of 7 industrial hemp varieties for registration in the National Variety Catalog.