Last updated on: 5/13/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Mollie Fry, MD Biography

Title:
Physician
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“I took an oath to do no harm. If a doctor is willing to give you a prescription for a drug that is addictive or could kill you, then why should you not be able to choose a non-toxic drug like marijuana?”

Personal interview with ProCon.org, Apr. 7, 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Physician; saw approximately 7,000 medical marijuana patients between 1996-2000
Education:
  • MD, School of Medicine, University of California at Irvine, 1985
  • BA, Western Washington University, 1980
Other:
  • Legal name Marion Fry
  • Raided by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for medical marijuana involvement on Sep. 26, 2001
  • Prescription writing privileges revoked by the DEA in December 2002. A DEA report said Fry’s prescription-writing privileges were “inconsistent with public interest”
  • Along with husband Dale Schafer, found guilty in Aug. 2007 under federal law of conspiracy to cultivate more than 100 plants and conspiracy to distribute marijuana
  • Sentenced to five years in prison, Mar. 2008
  • Following three years of appeals, Mollie Fry and her husband Dale Schafer ordered to surrender to federal marshalls on May 2, 2011
Quoted in:
  1. Is Medical Marijuana More Dangerous Than Legal Drugs?