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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 4, 2022


Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-35527   87-0419387
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


21250 Hawthorne Boulevard, Suite 800, Torrance, CA   90503
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (310) 214-0065



(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


By letter dated August 4, 2022, Robert Dickey IV resigned as a director of Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc. (“we,” “us,” “our,” “Emmaus” or the “company”) over a disagreement with management of the company. A copy of Mr. Dickey’s letter of resignation is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Report and incorporated herein by reference.


In response to his communications with management regarding the company’s financial condition, management advised Mr. Dickey that the company’s recent monthly sales had improved significantly since Q4 of last year and Q1 of this year and that management expects sales to continue to improve in the coming month for reasons disclosed in the company’s recent public disclosures and in the upcoming earnings release for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022. Management also provided Mr. Dickey internal projections reflecting the anticipated increase in sales, cash flows, and gradual pay down of the company’s current liabilities, as well as information regarding the company’s discussions with debt holders regarding the possible refinancing or restructuring of certain indebtedness of the company. Mr. Dickey, however, disagreed with management regarding the timeliness and adequacy of the information provided by management in response to his requests.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d) Exhibits


See the accompanying Index to Exhibits, which information is incorporated herein by reference.






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 10, 2022 Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc.
    Name:  Yutaka Niihara, M.D., M.P.H.
    Title: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer





Exhibit Number  
99.1   Letter dated August 4, 2022 from Robert Dickey IV to the Board of Directors of Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc.
104   Cover Page Interactive Date File (embedded within Inline XBRL document)