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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  • Ermonela Veseli
    signed 2021-08-09 10:59:21 -0500
  • Cheyenne Emery-Hart
    signed 2021-07-07 23:18:16 -0500
  • Karen Ratzlaff
    signed 2021-06-30 09:47:51 -0500
  • Emeral Shell
    signed 2021-06-29 08:00:10 -0500
  • Shirley Marie
    signed 2021-06-28 16:07:28 -0500
  • Heather Runnels
    signed 2021-06-28 16:04:26 -0500
  • Payton Stremming
    signed 2021-06-28 16:03:03 -0500
  • Robert Cartee
    signed 2021-06-22 05:38:35 -0500
    Leave peacefully harmless people alone. Those who don’t, are the ones who deserve caging.
  • Zachary Price
    signed 2021-06-21 06:09:00 -0500
    Please drop all the charges against the wisdoms
  • James Peterson
    signed 2021-06-20 17:44:07 -0500
    These legal bullies need to be indicted for racketeering and domestic terrorism
  • TIm Phelan
    signed 2021-06-19 18:43:30 -0500
  • Amanda Snapp
    signed 2021-06-18 21:47:08 -0500
  • Patrick Stone
    signed 2021-06-18 21:32:08 -0500
  • Amy Rector
    signed 2021-06-18 18:04:31 -0500
  • Ruth Hines
    signed 2021-06-18 17:41:46 -0500
    No one belongs in Jail for a cannabis plant. #DropAllCharges #Justice4theWisdoms
  • Dave Lovett
    signed 2021-06-18 17:12:01 -0500
  • Pamela Bickford
    signed 2021-06-18 17:05:32 -0500
    Please drop all charges against Adela Dawn Wisdom and Aaron Travis Wisdom. They are facing 10 years in prison for a non-violent victimless crime. The State had a non-punitive harm reduction approach by removing this noxious weed cannabis sativa. Please drop all charges and allow law enforcement to focus on Operation Legend of violent crimes and the thousands of untested rape kits.

    Respectfully Pamela Bickford
  • Kelsey Zimmerman
    signed 2021-06-18 15:37:20 -0500
  • Jacob Wood
    signed 2021-06-18 14:21:51 -0500
  • Dana Bland
    signed 2021-06-18 13:37:46 -0500
  • Glen Cory
    signed 2021-06-18 13:01:36 -0500
  • Steven Biles
    signed 2021-06-18 12:52:36 -0500
  • Terry Berg
    signed 2021-06-18 12:45:55 -0500
  • Valerie Douglas
    signed 2021-05-24 00:26:57 -0500
  • Grant Levenson
    signed 2021-05-13 18:40:45 -0500
  • Marco Marino
    signed via 2021-03-31 20:58:34 -0500
    Cannabis heals, the war on drugs is not the war on cannabis, cannabis cures, my 4 year niece has leukemia and just cause of the stigma and unaware souls, her mother wont administer no type of cannibis.But if it’s your child or loved one , you then will do whatever it takes to not see them hurt..sincerely marco marino
  • Gina Righi
    signed 2021-03-19 00:48:19 -0500
  • Micheal Crum
    signed 2021-03-11 18:11:55 -0600
  • Beth Cook
    signed 2021-03-10 00:07:11 -0600
    Cannabis is nature’s medicine, not a crime!
  • Dana Baxley
    signed 2021-03-07 10:50:19 -0600
    I am sharing this. Has Adela wrote to the President?