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

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
     Key Experts
Physicians [Physicians are the "key experts" in the medical marijuana debate because the issue is thought by many to be ultimately based on the medical value and risks of marijuana, and Physicians, with their training and clinical work, should (at least in theory) have the best knowledge of marijuana's medical value and risks.] [Note: Key Experts definition varies by sites that have this designation.]
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?