Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

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9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2023
Nov. 10, 2023
Cover [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name EMMAUS LIFE SCIENCES, INC.  
Entity Central Index Key 0000822370  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2023  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2023  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity File Number 001-35527  
Entity Tax Identification Number 87-0419387  
Entity Incorporation State Country Code DE  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business true  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Address, Address Line One 21250 Hawthorne Boulevard  
Entity Address, Address Line Two Suite 800  
Entity Address, City or Town Torrance  
Entity Address, State or Province CA  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 90503  
City Area Code 310  
Local Phone Number 214-0065  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   53,637,554