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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  • Cathy Morrison
    signed 2020-08-05 19:28:07 -0500
  • Terragan Brouk
    signed 2020-08-05 19:28:05 -0500
  • Jenna Roberson
    signed 2020-08-05 19:27:56 -0500
  • Jamie Kacz
    signed 2020-08-05 19:26:02 -0500
  • Joshua Heintzelman
    signed 2020-08-05 19:25:48 -0500
    It is time as a country to be United. 11 states have legal cannabis. How is it that we are the United States yet in 11 states it is legal to use on a recreational level but in a lot of these United States someone can go to prison for 10 years? These 2 people do not deserve to be in prison for 10 years for a plant that God himself put on this earth. He after all did create all living things. I urge you look at the fact that there is no victim in this so called crime. No Victim No Crime!
  • Tracey Westling
    signed 2020-08-05 19:21:32 -0500
  • Vicki Gullotto
    signed 2020-08-05 19:20:41 -0500
  • Heather Schoening
    signed 2020-08-05 19:19:49 -0500
  • Benjamin Lewkowski
    signed 2020-08-05 19:16:37 -0500
  • Karina Mayo
    signed 2020-08-05 19:14:17 -0500
    She should not be charged for a plant.
  • Aaron Abel
    signed 2020-08-05 19:12:02 -0500
    Despite the moves by the legislature to bring hemp farming back to Missouri and legalize medicinal marijuana, the Drug War still escalates to these ridiculous proportions. I stand with the Wisdoms against this violation of natural rights!
  • Christine Trail
    signed via 2020-08-05 19:10:18 -0500
  • Cameron Moffat
    signed 2020-08-05 19:09:58 -0500
    I am so sorry this has happened to y’all. Much love and God bless.
  • Kelly Turner
    signed 2020-08-05 19:08:07 -0500
  • Brooke Moore
    signed 2020-08-05 19:05:59 -0500
    This is an outrage. Change our laws and stop harassing innocent people!
  • Michael Rivers
    signed 2020-08-05 19:03:56 -0500
    No time for cannabis,only makes criminals out of good people
  • Hilda Lespron
    signed 2020-08-05 18:58:21 -0500
    No one should go to jail for a medicinal plant.

    End the war on drugs

    The Wisdoms are good and exemplary citizens that are looked up to in our community

    End excessive Police force and brutality as well as inappropriate protocol … throw the case out
  • Janice olivola
    signed 2020-08-05 18:55:48 -0500
  • Katie Thomas
    signed 2020-08-05 18:54:55 -0500
  • Noanette Snow-Tafao
    signed 2020-08-05 18:53:37 -0500
  • Tim Wells
    signed 2020-08-05 18:53:18 -0500
  • Melissa Portell
    signed 2020-08-05 18:44:14 -0500
  • Jamie Judge
    signed 2020-08-05 18:42:31 -0500
  • Marie DeBor
    signed 2020-08-05 18:40:26 -0500
  • Zac Broadie
    signed 2020-08-05 18:36:54 -0500
  • Kristy Mclain
    signed 2020-08-05 18:36:39 -0500
    Sending love and light, my friends.
  • Misty brunjes
    signed 2020-08-05 18:33:50 -0500
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    signed 2020-08-05 18:31:58 -0500
  • Heather Ginnings
    signed 2020-08-05 18:29:16 -0500
  • larry loftis
    signed 2020-08-05 18:26:48 -0500