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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  • Marlyn Macias
    signed 2021-12-31 08:25:37 -0600
  • Brett Byrum
    signed 2021-12-31 08:16:48 -0600
  • Jeff Piper
    signed via 2021-12-31 07:39:27 -0600
    What can you say but fight hard. Fn Nazi tactics.
  • Martin Rollins
    signed 2021-12-31 03:30:35 -0600
  • Dana Bland
    signed 2021-12-31 00:39:23 -0600
    Drop all charges.
  • Jen Brown
    signed via 2021-12-30 23:13:24 -0600
    No one should be in jail for a plant! Never mind the horrible treatment theses people received while in the custody of law enforcement. Absolutely intolerable and disgusting.
  • Vincette Wilson
    signed 2021-12-30 21:03:56 -0600
    I hope this helps the Wisdoms in some way. They do NOT belong in the court system, nor imprisoned for a non-violent victimless cannabis offense! Our justice system needs an overhaul! The cannabis laws were made to take the place of alcohol prohibition when that failed. Prohibition creates crime. Cannabis is a God given herb & does NOT require government control.
  • Rebecca Brunker
    signed via 2021-12-30 19:16:48 -0600
  • Alicia Yashcheshen
    signed 2021-12-30 18:34:36 -0600
    No prison for pot, join the civilized world and stop arresting good citizens for a medicinal plant. Shame!! Shame!!
  • Christina Cash
    signed 2021-12-30 17:26:00 -0600
  • Brian Stone
    signed 2021-12-30 16:46:12 -0600
    Cannabis is legal in most states now. Why the continued persecution in Missouri?
  • Tahonna Anderson
    signed 2021-12-30 16:22:39 -0600
  • Amber York
    signed 2021-12-30 16:15:39 -0600
    God bless the Wisdom’s and end this madness against your plant.

    Genesis 1:29
  • Amy Wolfinbarger
    signed 2021-12-30 15:15:56 -0600
    People should not be caged for any form of cannabis. This is an injustice and a waste of time and resources.

    No victim no crime

    No time for the Wisdoms
  • Kevai Eno-Floyd
    signed 2021-12-30 15:14:32 -0600
    It is absolutely ridiculous they are even up on charges. Stop wasting the states money!
  • Pamela Owens
    signed 2021-12-30 15:05:51 -0600
    No one should be caged for Legal Hemp.
  • James Dickson
    signed 2021-12-30 14:40:17 -0600
  • Joie Leigh
    signed 2021-12-30 14:32:29 -0600
    No victim no crime
  • Christopher Smith
    signed 2021-12-30 14:21:57 -0600
  • Kimberly Fogleman
    signed 2021-12-30 14:20:55 -0600
    Di not cage these great people

    No victim no crime
  • Cathy Bliss
    signed 2021-12-27 10:19:54 -0600
    What a waste of time and money and resources to fly the drones and then have officers go and arrest the Wisdoms and now prosecute them. Please drop all these charges and put attention on issues that are valuable to the people of Missouri.
  • James Banfield
    signed 2021-12-07 18:43:34 -0600
  • David Branstettera
    signed 2021-11-29 14:37:21 -0600
    No crime, no time
  • Breanna Maack
    signed 2021-11-14 15:04:03 -0600
  • Peter Cosatto
    signed 2021-10-23 02:52:17 -0500
  • rim kempke
    signed 2021-10-22 17:08:22 -0500
  • Varney Rebecca
    signed 2021-10-22 15:09:44 -0500
  • Poppy Weitzman
    signed 2021-10-22 13:36:36 -0500
    Sending love, light & support for Adela & Aaron!
  • Samantha Johnson
    signed 2021-10-12 10:45:21 -0500
  • Karen Statkiewicz
    signed 2021-10-11 10:44:43 -0500
    No victim no crime