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.

Click here ~ Letter to Judge England to dismiss all charges

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


Title XVII AGRICULTURE AND ANIMALS

  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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  • Starbrina Hinds
    signed 2020-08-27 01:37:16 -0500
  • Doug McVay
    signed 2020-08-27 00:56:14 -0500
  • Rick King
    signed 2020-08-26 23:56:36 -0500
  • Vickie Dugan
    signed 2020-08-26 23:30:40 -0500
  • deedee kirkwood
    signed 2020-08-26 16:07:42 -0500
  • Kim Wood
    signed 2020-08-26 11:54:56 -0500
    Absolutely ridiculous! Not only should it be legal, but the punishment is absurd. Child molesters and rapists get less time than that. If alcohol is legal, marijuana should be, too. Use our jails and prisons for the worst of the worst.
  • Michael McReaken
    signed 2020-08-26 09:57:03 -0500
    Declaring a plant noxious by law, they have to be informed the plants were there to be destroyed. If one doesn’t know, they cans do what is required. I also disagree with any law basted on naturally occurring horticulture being illegal.
  • Sarah Howard
    signed 2020-08-26 00:28:51 -0500
  • Memorie Bonte
    signed 2020-08-25 22:29:47 -0500
  • Jeanice Chastain
    signed 2020-08-25 21:08:36 -0500
    I’ve seen murderers treated better than these folks were.. insane to be treated like this for weed whether it’s legal or not. how are we to teach our children that the law is on our side and to trust them when this is how they treat people. even if they were criminals they don’t deserve to be humiliated.
  • Nelson Reis
    signed 2020-08-25 20:51:19 -0500
    Justice for The Wisdom.

    No victim no crime

    Nobody should be in prison for a plant
  • Daniel Collins
    signed 2020-08-25 18:20:12 -0500
  • Bridget Ornelas
    signed 2020-08-25 18:08:25 -0500
  • Venessa Flak
    signed 2020-08-25 17:28:43 -0500
    How can a person be punished for a wiled plant?
  • Amber York
    signed 2020-08-25 17:28:22 -0500
    Drop all charges.
  • Bonnie Wheaton
    signed 2020-08-25 17:27:26 -0500
  • Andrea Valasedes
    signed 2020-08-25 17:23:02 -0500
  • Sarah reid
    signed 2020-08-25 17:09:59 -0500
  • John Helpling
    signed 2020-08-25 01:39:03 -0500
    Stop the invasion of privacy and violating our Constitutional rights. No more BS weed laws, End prohibition Now!
  • Kenley Turner
    signed 2020-08-24 19:07:14 -0500
  • Mark Choquette
    signed 2020-08-24 10:44:36 -0500
  • Magnus Johnson
    signed 2020-08-23 14:44:34 -0500
  • Robert Kowalski
    signed 2020-08-23 11:02:15 -0500
    Humans have a right to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. No person should ever have there rights as a human infringed on because of a plant!
  • Kathleen Thompson
    signed 2020-08-23 10:49:45 -0500
    So unfair. I’m so sorry you are going through this.
  • Kimberly Rupp
    signed 2020-08-23 10:00:14 -0500
    Nobody should ever go to prison for a plant. Period. Ever
  • Heidi Vesentin
    signed 2020-08-23 09:27:50 -0500
    Missouri’s so ignorant…cannabis = a noxious weed that CURES CANCER!!
  • Amy Wolfinbarger
    signed 2020-08-23 08:40:46 -0500
    Dismiss all charges. No victim, no crime.
  • Dennis Boisvert
    signed 2020-08-23 03:20:11 -0500
    cannabis Prohibition tyranny
  • Janie Verhoeks
    signed 2020-08-23 01:18:29 -0500
    Please drop all charges against the Wisdom’s.
  • Paul Winslow
    signed 2020-08-22 20:31:45 -0500