Aspen mayoral candidate Lee Mulcahy high on cannabis meal |

Aspen mayoral candidate Lee Mulcahy high on cannabis meal

Staff report

Aspen mayoral candidate Lee Mulcahy doesn’t have the highest of hopes for next week’s election, but he at least hopes to get some of his supporters high.

From 5 to 7 tonight at his 53 Forge residence in the Burlingame Ranch subdivision, Mulcahy will host what he is billing as a “fine dining cannabis tasting.”

Mulcahy said the event is not a fundraiser. It is being held instead to rally against the City Council’s decision to renew its water rights on Castle and Maroon creeks, and push for the city to allow pot clubs in Aspen, he said.

“This is being held to bring awareness to the whole movement to save the Maroon Bells, stop the dams and to highlight the mayoral question as to whether or not a candidate is for cannabis clubs,” he said. “Aspen is a party town, and this is something I think a majority of its citizens would like to see.”

Mulcahy is making the meal himself. He said his menu will be inspired by his neighbor and chef Randy Placeres, who is part of the fine-dining cannabis cuisine movement. The main course will consist of yellowtail tuna with a ginger-sativa sauce, Mulcahy said.

The mail-ballot election is May 2. Mulcahy is challenging Mayor Steve Skadron, who is seeking his third and final two-year term.