California pot shops roll out hoopla as sales set to start

AP Photo/Elliot Spagat

In this Dec. 27, 2017 photo, Golden State Greens employee Alex Bradley loads product in the inventory room at the back office in San Diego, Calif. Dozens of California shops have cleared a final hurdle to sell marijuana for recreational use starting Monday and regulators will work through the weekend to grant more licenses.

SAN DIEGO — Live music. Free T-shirts. A “Fweedom” celebration with mystery prize boxes worth up to $500, and a shot at a behind-the-scenes tour.