Drop All Charges - 10 years for Cannabis Plants

We are Adela and Aaron Wisdom, judicial reform advocates, small farmers and residents of Callaway County, Missouri. This is our home and we love it dearly. We never dreamed that something like this could happen to us, not once but twice.

On June 18 2020 while still in my nightgown and barefoot, in the privacy of my own home and land, unidentified masked armed men invaded our property. In fear for our lives, with a gun pointed at my face, I immediately put my hands up in submission. I didn’t know what to think. I had nothing to cover myself and my nightgown was transparent. I knew I was going to die naked and exposed.

Instead I was handcuffed and placed in a car without a warrant and begging for clothing, underwear, and a female deputy, all of which I was denied as a man patted me down and felt my breasts through the see through fabric. I was kept confined and exposed for almost an hour before someone arrived with a warrant for our property. They then proceeded to search additional adjoining properties not on the warrant. This was their second search, after a prior search on Constitution day last year had been unsuccessful and yielded no crime or chargeable offenses. 

Already having been detained and denied clothing we were both then arrested and transported to jail where the humiliation and debasement continued. My husband and I were separated and I was left cold, exposed and terrified. Still begging for clothing, I was paraded in front of unfamiliar men being held in custody. I was not allowed to bring my tribal ID and was laughed at when I informed them I was Native American.   Medical care was not available and I was denied vital medications. With obviously no access to healthcare it was necessary to borrow money to post bond.

We are alleged to have had approximately 20 "marijuana", botanically known as cannabis sativa, a declared noxious weed on our property.

We are law abiding citizens who have always sought appropriate avenues in our interactions with various agencies. We need help fighting this injustice and this outrageous use of force and police resources. We are facing a decade each in prison for a plant that Missouri has classified as a noxious weed that needs to be pulled and disposed of. We did nothing more than obey the law. No-one belongs in jail for a plant.

Thank you so much for your support. 
Adela & Aaron Wisdom


  263.250.  Marijuana plant to be destroyed — county commission to destroy, when. — 1.  The plant "marijuana", botanically known as cannabis sativa, is hereby declared to be a noxious weed and all owners and occupiers of land shall destroy all such plants growing upon their land.  Any person who knowingly allows such plants to grow on his land or refuses to destroy such plants after being notified to do so shall allow any sheriff or such other persons as designated by the county commission to enter upon any land in this state and destroy such plants.

  2.  Entry to such lands shall not be made, by any sheriff or other designated person to destroy such plants, until fifteen days' notice by certified mail shall be given the owner or occupant to destroy such plants or a search warrant shall be issued on probable cause shown.  In all such instances, the county commission shall bear the cost of destruction and notification.

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  • Phyllis Harper
    signed via 2020-08-08 21:13:45 -0500
  • Kylie Fischer
    signed 2020-08-08 20:58:00 -0500
  • Kellie Hickok
    signed via 2020-08-08 20:53:41 -0500
  • robett Lopez
    signed 2020-08-08 20:13:58 -0500
  • Walker Greer
    signed via 2020-08-08 20:08:58 -0500
    So unfair, unjust and cruel.
  • James Thompson
    signed 2020-08-08 20:04:47 -0500
    This shouldn’t even be an issue anymore. It is THE MOST beneficial plant on earth! Free the Weed and those still being unjustly held for Medicine!!!
  • Gloriann Thurston
    signed 2020-08-08 18:33:27 -0500
    These charges are unjust ! No one should be in jail for a plant.
  • Christopher Johnson
    signed 2020-08-08 18:27:32 -0500
  • Donald Pozalante
    signed 2020-08-08 18:18:10 -0500
    I’m sorry to hear of your problem,I am fighting cancer and stand to loose my freedom for just wanting to live a little longer,cannabis does kill cancer “fact”. I did what I have to do to stay alive without hurting anyone else and will do it again if nessisary, I truely hope you folks get free of these horrable natzi police problems and go on living your life as it should be without persecution from our government,In our nations Capital its legal,What the fuck is wrong with these people.
  • Amanda Soens
    signed 2020-08-08 18:08:47 -0500
  • Zackery Barnett
    signed 2020-08-08 17:45:19 -0500
  • Lucretia Swisher
    signed 2020-08-08 17:39:14 -0500
  • Randall Patten
    signed 2020-08-08 17:24:42 -0500
  • Kylee Young
    signed 2020-08-08 16:45:33 -0500
  • Ronald Lauer
    signed 2020-08-08 16:43:59 -0500
  • Ivica Labrovic
    signed 2020-08-08 16:39:21 -0500
  • Lucas Simmons
    signed 2020-08-08 16:35:35 -0500
  • Robert Vingle
    signed 2020-08-08 16:33:18 -0500
    Good luck !
  • Elizabeth Woodham
    signed 2020-08-08 16:26:36 -0500
  • Emily Robillard
    signed 2020-08-08 16:03:32 -0500
  • Jeff Craig
    signed 2020-08-08 15:55:59 -0500
  • Michael Wrigley
    signed 2020-08-08 15:46:42 -0500
    Its only a herb
  • Nigel Ms
    signed 2020-08-08 15:43:48 -0500
  • Francesca Levy
    signed 2020-08-08 14:00:42 -0500
  • Wendy Oldani
    signed 2020-08-08 12:00:34 -0500
  • Casie Rubio
    signed 2020-08-08 11:55:44 -0500
    Let’s focus on the bigger problems in our world! Cannabis does wondrous things for all ages.
  • Christopher Barnes
    signed 2020-08-08 11:40:57 -0500
  • Kathy Badawy
    signed 2020-08-08 11:33:00 -0500
    Set them free this is not a crime.
  • Paul Buechler
    signed 2020-08-08 11:31:30 -0500
  • Deanna Garcia
    signed 2020-08-08 11:28:28 -0500