DAVID BRATZER IS unlike other canvassers in the ongoing initiative campaign to decriminalize marijuana in B.C.
Depending on the time and day, he could be asking someone on the street to support the petition or possibly slapping the cuffs on another for pot possession.
Bratzer is a Vancouver Island Capital Regional District police officer who believes that drug prohibition is wrong.
“When I’m on duty, I’ve always been clear that I will enforce the law as it stands,” Bratzer told the Georgia Straight in a phone interview. “I’ve sworn an oath to uphold the law.”
But after the uniform comes off, the constable aims to sign up about 1,000 people during the 90-day signature drive that started Monday (September 9).