KAYA HOLDINGS, INC. (KAYS) Enters Final Stage Of OLCC Recreational Marijuana Retail License Approvals For Next 2 Kaya Shack™

KAYA HOLDINGS, INC. (KAYS) Enters Final Stage Of OLCC Recreational Marijuana
Retail License Approvals For Next 2 Kaya Shack™ Stores

              KAYS Sues City Of Portland For Breach Of Contract

PORTLAND, Ore.,  Jan.  25,  2017  (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)  --  Kaya  Holdings,  Inc., 
(OTCQB:KAYS) announced today  that the  construction on the  next Kaya  Shack™ 
Marijuana Superstore  in Salem,  Oregon  has neared  completion and  KAYS  has 
entered the final stages  of OLCC licensing  for this location.  Additionally, 
KAYS also confirmed  that have  secured the Land  Use Compatibility  Statement 
(LUCS form) from the City of Portland necessary to enter into the final stages
of OLCC Recreational Marijuana Retail Licensing for their existing OHA Medical
Marijuana store in Portland, Oregon.  To clarify, upon anticipated  successful 
OLCC licensing,  this would  bring  the Company  to  three (3)  OLCC  licensed 
recreational marijuana retail stores operating in Oregon, with store number  4 
currently under construction and expected to follow within the next 60 days.

In a  related announcement,  the  Company confirmed  that  it has  filed  suit 
against the City of Portland to  protect its shareholders’ rights and  require 
of the City the  full execution of agreements  signed between the Company  and 
the City.

“We are  pleased to  have  completed this  final  stage before  licensing  and 
believe we should be receiving the licenses shortly,” commented Kaya CEO Craig
Frank. “We regret having to  sue the City of Portland,  but it is our duty  to 
our shareholders to  hold the City  accountable for its  conduct and secure  a 
judge’s order to ensure that we receive the licenses we are lawfully  entitled 
to with no further delay.”

About Kaya Holdings, Inc. (www.kayaholdings.com)

KAYS (OTCQB:KAYS) through its subsidiaries, owns and operates the Kaya  Shack™ 
(www.kayashack.com) , the first legal marijuana dispensary by a U.S.  publicly 
traded company – Kaya Shack™. KAYS creates and establishes it own brands  that 
produce, distribute and/or sell  premium cannabis products, including  flower, 
concentrates, and cannabis-infused baked goods and candies.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE:  KAYS  is  planning execution  of  its  stated  business 
objectives in accordance with  current understanding of  State and Local  Laws 
and Federal Enforcement Policies and Priorities as it relates to Marijuana (as
outlined in the  Justice Department's Cole  Memo dated August  29, 2013),  and 
plan to  proceed  cautiously with  respect  to legal  and  compliance  issues. 
Potential investors and  shareholders are  cautioned that AFAI  and MJAI  will 
obtain advice of counsel  prior to actualizing any  portion of their  business 
plan (including but not limited  to license applications for the  cultivation, 
distribution or sale  of marijuana  products, engaging in  said activities  or 
acquiring existing Cannabis  production/sales operations).  Advice of  counsel 
with regard to specific activities of  KAYS and MJAI, Federal, State or  Local 
legal action or changes  in Federal Government Policy  and/or State and  Local 
Laws may adversely affect business operations and shareholder value.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release includes  statements that may constitute  "forward-looking" 
statements, usually  containing the  words "believe,"  "estimate,"  "project," 
"expect" or similar  expressions. These  statements are made  pursuant to  the 
safe harbor  provisions of  the Private  Securities Litigation  Reform Act  of 
1995. Forward-looking statements  inherently involve  risks and  uncertainties 
that could cause actual results to differ materially from the  forward-looking 
statements. Factors  that  would  cause  or  contribute  to  such  differences 
include, but  are not  limited to,  acceptance of  the Company's  current  and 
future products and services in the marketplace, the ability of the Company to
develop effective  new  products  and receive  regulatory  approvals  of  such 
products, competitive factors, dependence upon third-party vendors, and  other 
risks detailed in the  Company's periodic report  filings with the  Securities 
and Exchange  Commission.  By  making these  forward-looking  statements,  the 
Company undertakes no obligation to  update these statements for revisions  or 
changes after the date of this release.

For more information contact KAYS at Investor Relations: 561-210-5784

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