Kelly is the most published writer on the subject of environmental impacts of cannabis cultivation in Canada. She has been working in this space for over 15 years.
She is a trained journalist and has worked in media and communications throughout her life. She is one of the two women who met with Justin Trudeau in 2012 who he consequently credited with convincing him to legalize and regulate cannabis.
Kelly currently writes about cannabis, ranging from political commentary, feminist perspectives and environmental assessments. She is an adviser to politicians, industry leaders and advocates in the cannabis sector.