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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  • Laura Lund
    signed 2020-08-06 15:29:48 -0500
  • Lisa Barrett
    signed 2020-08-06 15:25:19 -0500
  • scott Bohl
    signed 2020-08-06 15:14:16 -0500
  • Claudia Townsend
    signed 2020-08-06 15:08:49 -0500
  • Amy Gray
    signed 2020-08-06 15:04:10 -0500
    Ridiculous!!!
  • Wyatt Miller
    signed 2020-08-06 15:02:53 -0500
  • Bryan Steiger
    signed 2020-08-06 15:00:27 -0500
    End cannabis prohibition
  • Vickie Capps
    signed 2020-08-06 14:53:47 -0500
  • Tony Hehman
    signed 2020-08-06 14:46:08 -0500
  • Mary Heslin
    signed 2020-08-06 14:39:36 -0500
    This is crazy ridiculous. Please drop the charges.
  • Kristina Leger
    signed 2020-08-06 14:27:19 -0500
  • Jarrod Kirkpatrick
    signed 2020-08-06 14:26:08 -0500
    We need to flip the politics in this country. When you can serve a 20 year sentence over a plant that grows naturally but get a slap on the hand and a few months in jail for child sexual abuse the justice system is completely broken… I’m done with the injustice…
  • Caitlin Curley
    signed 2020-08-06 14:25:56 -0500
  • Bryan Flemming
    signed 2020-08-06 14:23:36 -0500
  • Kay Cee
    signed 2020-08-06 14:22:37 -0500
  • Jenifer Levi
    signed 2020-08-06 14:09:11 -0500
  • Kim Handwerk
    signed via 2020-08-06 14:06:09 -0500
  • Marc McDonald
    signed 2020-08-06 14:00:34 -0500
  • Ashley Easterly
    signed 2020-08-06 13:37:14 -0500
    Signed from Alaska ❤️💕
  • Joseph Cassano
    signed 2020-08-06 13:19:09 -0500
    No one should go to prison for cannabis
  • Arlene Kern
    signed 2020-08-06 13:00:30 -0500
    Free the wisdoms Free the plant!
  • Kensie Devon
    signed 2020-08-06 12:42:01 -0500
  • Hennie Minnaar
    signed 2020-08-06 12:36:07 -0500
    I have no idea what is wrong with weed I mean let them just go they most probably did not hurt anyone or anything so wt hell
  • Walter Schwenk
    signed 2020-08-06 12:36:00 -0500
    Slow day at the local police dept.
  • Mary Amato
    signed 2020-08-06 12:34:00 -0500
    Awful! Injustice! Terrifying.
  • Tomeka Cunningham
    signed 2020-08-06 12:32:43 -0500
  • Terry Penney
    signed via 2020-08-06 12:28:19 -0500
  • James Short
    signed 2020-08-06 12:26:54 -0500
    Nomensrea no one should be locked up for having a relationship with mother nature, the modern day witch Hunters are the ones that need to be judged for crimes against humanity. Let are people go
  • Harley Dennis
    signed 2020-08-06 12:22:43 -0500
  • David Auble
    signed 2020-08-06 12:21:54 -0500
    war on the the use of a plant that has not hurt anyone is stupid. war on a plant that helps people heal is criminal and cruel beyond measure . it needs to stop