Highway To Jail: AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Sentenced

(Photo by Joel Ford/Getty Images)

(Photo by Joel Ford/Getty Images)

Phil Rudd was in Tauranga District Court in New Zealand on Thursday (July 9). The report by Stuff explains that the rock drummer pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis and methamphetamine and one charge of making a threat to kill. Of course, it is important to remember that different countries, and their states, have different laws when it comes to possession of cannabis. For example, the Arkansas cannabis laws explain that medical marijuana is legal for qualified patients who have been registered with the Arkansas Department of Health, whereas possession of recreational cannabis is strictly prohibited. This is an occurrence in many states due to recreational use being frowned upon as it can sometimes be used recklessly, however medical cannabis is acknowledged to be an important medication for many illnesses. Skin, gut health and immune boosting to name a few. Which is why you can access things like a CBD oil private label supplement drop ship from manufacturer straight to your door. This easy access in so many different areas is the reason more common issues like acne and general ill health are able to be cured or soothed with the use of these products. Of course if the cannabinoid compounds such as CBD (Cannabidiol) then CBD products such as you can find a code here for, can actually be found to be legal or decriminalized in many states, as well as countries across the world. This may mean that a similar level of punishment will have been enforced if the act was carried out there, unless they had been finding cannabis seeds and using them for medical purposes. But as this happened in New Zealand, Rudd’s punishment will be left in their hands. He had been out on bail. The judge advised Rudd if he didn’t comply with the sentencing there would be further punishment. Rudd was sentenced to 8 months of in-home incarceration. Of course, it could be much worse. Being a prisoner in your own home isn’t great but its much better than being in a New Zealand jail. One reason for the ruling is most likely because of Mr. Rudd’s status as a rock icon would make it much harder to house him and he would have to be segregated from the prison population. It’s much safer and cost-efficient for Rudd to spend his 240 days at home.

Currently his bandmates in AC/DC aren’t speaking to Rudd and earlier this year at their Grammy performance drummer Chris Slade took Phil’s place behind the drum kit. The band is currently on their The Rock Or Bust World Tour and are playing tonight (July 9th) in Imola, Italy. Slade has been the drummer on the tour as well. Also to note that Malcolm Young is currently out of the line-up with his illness and may never return to the band. Stevie Young is taking Malcolm’s place at guitar. Stevie is Malcolm and Angus’s nephew. The tour ends on July 25th in Warsaw, Poland. They have referred to this set of dates as the first “round” of dates, so you may expect more dates to come.

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