FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * Niihara Yutaka 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc. [ EMMA ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)__X__ Director                    __X__ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
Chairman and CEO
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
21250 HAWTHORNE BLVD., SUITE 800
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
5/20/2020
(Street)
TORRANCE, CA 90503
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common stock, $0.001 par value  5/20/2020    P    4000  A $1.40 (1) 10633793  D (2)  
Common stock, $0.001 par value  5/21/2020    P    1700  A $1.37 (3) 10635493  D (2)  
Common stock, $0.001 par value                 92794  I  By Hope International Hospice, Inc. (4)
Common stock, $0.001 par value                 63000  I  By Soomi Niihara 

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  The price reported is a weighted average price. These shares were purchased in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $1.35 to $1.50, inclusive. The reporting person undertakes to provide to Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc., any security holder of Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc., and the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, upon request, full information regarding the number of shares purchased at each separate price within the range set forth in this footnote (1) and in footnote (3) to this Form 4.
(2)  The shares shown include shares owned jointly with Soomi Niihara, the reporting person's wife.
(3)  The price reported is a weighted average price. These shares were purchased in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $1.35 to $1.39, inclusive.
(4)  Hope International Hospice, Inc, is a California corporation of which Dr. Niihara and his wife are the sole shareholders and directors.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Niihara Yutaka
21250 HAWTHORNE BLVD.
SUITE 800
TORRANCE, CA 90503
X X Chairman and CEO

Signatures
Yutaka Niihara, M.D., M.P.H. 5/22/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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