Washington, D.C. 20549 


Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): August 16, 2016
Acacia Diversified Holdings, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation) 
 (Commission File Number) 
 (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
13575 58th Street North - #138  Clearwater, FL  33760
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(727) 678-4420
(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Resignation of Directors and Officers
On August 16, 2016, Mrs. Rachel Lee resigned her position as Secretary of the Corporation.
Appointment of New Directors and Officers
By Unanimous Written Consents of the Company's Board of Directors, on August 18, 2016, Mrs. Kim Edwards was appointed as Vice President of the Corporation.  Mrs. Edwards had previously been serving as the Company's Chief Operating Officer, which position is not defined as an officer under the Company's Bylaws.

Mrs. Edwards was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts until moving to Florida to assume a position in resource and financial management, later managing advisory services for an independent financial firm. Mrs. Edwards subsequently owned and operated retail businesses in Florida. After serving as a Director in the healthcare industry for Independent Producers of America April 2009 through May 2014, Mrs. Edwards joined MariJ Agricultural, Inc. May 2014.  Following the merger between the MariJ Group of companies and Acacia, Mrs. Edwards assumed the duties of Chief Operating Officer of the consolidated entity.

Mrs. Edwards and her husband of 25 years reside in the Palm Harbor, Florida area with their three children.

Item 9.01       Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit Number          Description
10.1                                Resignation of Rachel Lee

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: August 19, 2016

Acacia Diversified Holdings, Inc.

/s/  Richard K. Pertile                                  
Richard K. Pertile, Chief Executive Officer