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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  • Misty brunjes
    signed 2020-08-05 18:33:50 -0500
  • Danielle Rufener
    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
  • Sarah Robison
    signed 2020-08-05 18:25:55 -0500
    No victim…no crime. Medicine from the earth should never have been criminalized to begin with. Best of luck, Adela and Aaron. ❤
  • john leblanc
    signed 2020-08-05 18:22:56 -0500
  • Ken Winokur
    signed 2020-08-05 18:22:30 -0500
  • Killian Hasker
    signed 2020-08-05 18:22:04 -0500
  • Claudine Cohen
    signed 2020-08-05 18:21:33 -0500
    Allow these people to grow much needed medicine on their land. Quit taking people’s freedom away for living Free!
  • Kathy De Weese
    signed 2020-08-05 18:17:50 -0500
  • Daniel
    signed 2020-08-05 18:16:20 -0500
  • John Vogt
    signed 2020-08-05 18:12:18 -0500
    If you are going to make a plant illegal it should be poison ivy
  • Mary Nicholas
    signed 2020-08-05 18:10:27 -0500
  • Bill Payne
    signed 2020-08-05 18:10:08 -0500
  • Chris Backer
    signed 2020-08-05 18:09:30 -0500
    No victim no crime.

    Nobody belongs in jail for a plant.
  • Michael Desmond
    signed 2020-08-05 18:09:21 -0500
  • Jason Thurkettle
    signed 2020-08-05 18:09:08 -0500
    Growing your own medicine is a human right abd hurts nobody.
  • Rey Vargas
    signed 2020-08-05 18:08:52 -0500
    Just did 3 on a 10 for cannabis. It’s time to focus on real crime. No victim No crime!!!!
  • Patricia Phelps
    signed 2020-08-05 18:06:37 -0500
    10 yrs. Is so ridiculous
  • Jeremy Jones
    signed 2020-08-05 18:02:33 -0500
  • Maria Roberts
    signed 2020-08-05 18:01:47 -0500
  • toby coffman
    signed 2020-08-05 17:57:41 -0500
  • John Fox
    signed 2020-08-05 17:55:50 -0500
    Free the reefer maddness
  • Rhonda Agard
    signed 2020-08-05 17:55:23 -0500
  • Adam Cottle
    signed 2020-08-05 17:55:03 -0500
  • Christine Martinez
    signed 2020-08-05 17:53:40 -0500
    No one belongs in jail for a plant.
  • Taylor Brownrigg
    signed 2020-08-05 17:52:37 -0500
  • Robert Stott
    signed 2020-08-05 17:51:41 -0500
    Done with the corruption in government just because someone with money doesn’t like someone else or what they stand for. Its bs
  • Deborah Shivers
    signed 2020-08-05 17:46:02 -0500
  • Michael Gould
    signed 2020-08-05 17:45:44 -0500
    Time for this travesty to truly end.. good luck you two