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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  • Nate Hammerstone
    signed 2020-08-07 18:32:44 -0500
    I really really hope that you beat this case, and they drop the charges. This is a plant, that God made, and mother nature intended it to be here for a purpose, just like alot of other natural herbs. What they did to you guys was very wrong!!!
  • Karl Stacey
    signed 2020-08-07 18:23:36 -0500
    I think the stigma of smoking weed to be banished and let the people choice if they want to smoke it or not. should be able to grow for personal use only and ages from 18+ world wide
  • Bennick Rinehardt Jr
    signed 2020-08-07 18:12:29 -0500
  • Jordan Gabrielle
    signed 2020-08-07 17:48:21 -0500
  • Krista Wisdom
    signed 2020-08-07 17:46:21 -0500
  • Vinny Kimba
    signed 2020-08-07 17:44:44 -0500
  • Joseph Yukob
    signed 2020-08-07 17:38:33 -0500
    Good luck
  • Denise Carpenter
    signed 2020-08-07 17:27:04 -0500
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    signed 2020-08-07 17:21:27 -0500
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    signed 2020-08-07 17:11:20 -0500
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    signed 2020-08-07 16:58:10 -0500
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  • Sherry block
    signed 2020-08-07 16:43:16 -0500
  • Timothy Carrick
    signed 2020-08-07 16:43:06 -0500
    Marijuana is not a drug and very legal now !
  • Mykolas Mar
    signed 2020-08-07 16:38:28 -0500
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  • David Marbain
    signed 2020-08-07 16:02:00 -0500
    A good attorney should be able to get this case dismissed because they didn’t have a warrant when they came on your property. I know this to be true because the same thing happened to us in New Mexico in 1996. Our attorney was going to sue and they settled.. Probation unsupervised
  • Maria Hallqvist
    signed 2020-08-07 16:01:59 -0500
  • Amy Rodgers
    signed 2020-08-07 15:58:37 -0500
    No one should be in jail for marijuana. Love Colorado
  • Heather Harris
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