He presented himself before a parliamentary committee and recorded this statement based on his own past experience. Brand was seriously involved in addiction in his early life. He further on stated that society should not “discard people, write them off on methadone and leave them on the sidelines.”
He was appeared in front of parliamentary committee for the more than 30 minutes in which he also suggested to legalize the use of drugs.
He said: “I’m not a legal expert. I’m saying that, to a drug addict, the legal aspect is irrelevant. If you need to get drugs, you will. The criminal and legal status, I think, sends the wrong message. Being arrested isn’t a lesson, it’s just an administrative blip.”