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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  • Jayde Ulanowicz
    signed 2020-11-10 02:24:57 -0600
    They have hurt no one , a person should never be locked away for using Gods given food and medicine
  • Brian Tucker
    signed 2020-11-09 22:42:53 -0600
  • Sheila Orchard
    signed 2020-11-09 17:54:20 -0600
    No one should face jail time for a natural plant.
  • Sandra Greufe
    signed 2020-11-09 15:57:23 -0600
  • Danny Rodriguez
    signed 2020-11-09 15:12:07 -0600
  • Sharon Carpenter
    signed 2020-11-09 14:57:38 -0600
  • Bryan Steiger
    signed 2020-11-09 14:39:55 -0600
  • Jody Overstreet
    signed 2020-11-09 13:36:33 -0600
  • Alisha Madison
    signed 2020-11-09 13:29:42 -0600
  • Sherry
    signed 2020-11-06 00:13:34 -0600
  • Ray Violet Galvan
    signed 2020-11-03 04:40:16 -0600
    God bless trust in him
  • Stephanie Palmer
    signed 2020-10-21 11:10:34 -0500
  • Tina Haller
    signed 2020-10-19 05:43:21 -0500
    Legalization for more
  • Jeri Krankel
    signed 2020-10-08 21:15:06 -0500
  • Candis Dyer
    signed 2020-10-08 18:23:55 -0500
  • Lisa Ritzheimer
    signed 2020-10-02 11:19:03 -0500
  • kevin hall
    signed 2020-09-22 08:28:47 -0500
  • Raymond Breer
    signed 2020-09-20 16:23:53 -0500
  • Duane Petersen
    signed 2020-09-18 05:02:31 -0500
  • Ashlyn Maratta
    signed 2020-09-17 23:37:11 -0500
  • Amanda Latz
    signed 2020-09-17 22:33:44 -0500
  • Helen Yeaple
    signed 2020-09-17 21:23:45 -0500
    Drop all charges against Adela & Aaron Wisdom . If a law is unjust we are not only right to ignore it we are obligated to do so..

    Nonsensical laws and policies such as cannabis as a schedule 1 deeming it to have no medicinal value and then deeming cannabis dispensaries essential in the time of COVID-19 should not exist in a logical government
  • Kimberly Preston
    signed 2020-09-16 15:09:34 -0500
  • Megan Gourd
    signed 2020-09-16 11:20:44 -0500
  • Jacob Helms
    signed 2020-09-16 10:41:03 -0500
  • Jeff Byrne
    signed 2020-09-15 23:58:44 -0500
  • Amy Bellamy
    signed 2020-09-15 21:40:51 -0500
  • Mike falkenstein
    signed 2020-09-15 21:07:51 -0500
  • mary tanner
    signed 2020-09-05 06:32:39 -0500
  • Joshua Dubois
    signed 2020-09-03 18:35:29 -0500
    This is absurd. Charging someone 10 years for a classified weed is an incredible waste of time and tax dollars. These people deserve better! Be better!