Cannabis Legalization in Canada Creates Need for Workplace Awareness for Employers and Employees


CHESTNUT HILL, MASS./TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, AUGUST 15,  2019 – Area9 Lyceum and International Cannabis Solutions (ICS) are partnering to deliver adaptive learning-based corporate education on cannabis and the workplace in Canada. . The objective is to help employers and employees understand cannabis use and how it affects the workplace.

Following the legalization of cannabis in Canada, ICS has developed international, multi-language, evidence-based workplace programs on medical and legal adult use cannabis. Now, ICS solutions will be delivered via Area9 Lyceum’s world-class Area9 Rhapsode™ adaptive learning platform, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver personalized instruction.

The combination of ICS workplace programs on cannabis and Area9’s adaptive learning solutions addresses the important need for public education as recommended by The Task Force on Cannabis Legislation and Regulation of Canada. In addition to legalization in Canada, thirty-three states and the District of Columbia in the U.S. have passed laws broadly legalizing marijuana in some form. Education to address the risks, compliance, and safety issues associated with cannabis use will help foster social responsibility on the part of employers and their employee populations, while avoiding misinformation that can create health, safety, and other social issues.

Personalized adaptive learning is a scalable solution that can shift the cost equation dramatically compared to traditional learning methods. Area9 has developed and delivered a variety of safety, compliance, and other corporate education curricula via its advanced adaptive learning platform, to increase knowledge and competence—quickly and cost-effectively.

In addition, Area9, which has founded by medical doctors, has a long history in healthcare education and delivering adaptive learning for medical students, doctors, and other clinicians.

“We wanted a partner that brought a best-in-class approach to adaptive learning for corporate and medical education as well as deep knowledge of healthcare and medical education,” said Kevin Hall, CEO of ICS. “We found that partner in Area9.”

“ICS shares our commitment to delivering evidenced based education to increase knowledge and competence with regarding to safety, compliance, and other workplace issues,” said Ulrik Juul Christensen, M.D., CEO of Area9 Lyceum.

About Area9 Lyceum

Area9 Lyceum builds 21st century skills and competencies through the world’s first four-dimensional learning platform, Area9 Rhapsode™. Based on more than 20 years of research into human factors and cognition, our AI-based platform delivers truly personalized learning at scale – cutting training time in half, guaranteeing proficiency and making lasting impacts on careers and business outcomes.


About International Cannabis Solutions:

International Cannabis Solutions (ICS), based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has a global reach with an expert team with over 200 years of cumulative experience in healthcare, education, pain management, addiction medicine, pharmacology, and more specifically, cannabis and cannabinoid knowledge. ICS is uniquely positioned to address the Canadian Federal Government’s Cannabis Task Force recommendations and needs analysis findings to provide evidenced based knowledge and consultancy for all levels of government within Canada and globally.