JD, Director of State Policies for Marijuana Policy Project
As the director of state policies at the Marijuana Policy Project, Karen O’Keefe manages MPP's state legislative lobbying efforts and revises its model legislation. She played a key role in the successful medical marijuana initiative in Montana and the legislative campaigns that resulted in medical marijuana or dispensary laws in Rhode Island, Maryland (affirmative defense only), Vermont, and Delaware. In 2011, Gov. Martin O’Malley appointed Karen to Maryland’s medical marijuana working group as the attorney with expertise in state medical marijuana laws.