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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  • Harry Houston
    signed 2021-09-29 09:22:42 -0500
    Harry J. Anslinger quotes:

    ‘…the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races.’

    Harry J. Anslinger quotes:

    ‘Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.’

    Harry J. Anslinger quotes

    ‘Marijuana is an addictive drug which produces in its users insanity, criminality, and death.
  • Daniel Brawley
    signed 2021-09-14 00:08:08 -0500
    I live in California where it is Legal. I think that it should be Legal in all States and what was done to you was a Criminal Injustice!!! :(
  • Carrie Stoafer
    signed 2021-09-06 08:07:01 -0500
    drop all charges
  • Vanessa Hempleman
    signed 2021-09-03 00:50:14 -0500
  • Sandra Mariano
    signed 2021-08-25 07:47:08 -0500
  • Penny Smyth
    signed 2021-08-24 02:52:59 -0500
  • Randy Ritter
    signed 2021-08-20 12:43:28 -0500
  • Lori Koon
    signed 2021-08-20 07:42:42 -0500
    Nobody should be in jail for a plant
  • Andie Kerr
    signed 2021-08-19 21:31:48 -0500
  • Joi Pickett
    signed 2021-08-19 21:00:12 -0500
  • Ashley Pincins
    signed 2021-08-17 13:04:04 -0500
  • Jeremy Bass
    signed 2021-08-16 17:30:35 -0500
  • sharon whitson
    signed 2021-08-16 12:42:00 -0500
  • Whitney Stier
    signed 2021-08-15 20:48:21 -0500
  • Michael Johnson
    signed 2021-08-15 13:10:00 -0500
    Drop all charges! This is a waste of resources for our state!
  • Melanie Schuh
    signed 2021-08-15 12:36:35 -0500
  • Jeffrey Henley
    signed 2021-08-15 12:34:27 -0500
    It’s wrong to arrest and jail anyone for cannabis or hemp the laws are outdated and based on misinformation to begin with and used to harass otherwise law abiding citizens
  • Shana Turner
    signed 2021-08-15 11:34:44 -0500
    Justice for the Wisdom’s!!
  • 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