Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Aug. 14, 2019
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0000822370  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2019  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --09-30  
Entity's Reporting Status Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business true  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Ex Transition Period false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Incorporation State Country Code DE  
Entity File Number 001-35527  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   47,467,152