When one makes the decision to purchase Pepper Spray or any other personal defense tool, it is the buyer's responsibility to carry and use it responsibly. This commitment is not only important for the buyer's safety, but also for everyone else in society. Purchasers can familiarize themselves with state laws and regulations, obtain formal training, or simply watch youtube tutorials for training. Knowing how, when, and where to use your product properly and legally is how you maximize your purchase. Do you know if Pepper Spray is legal in your state? Read on to find out.Pepper Spray is legal in all 50 states, but some states do have restrictions. These are listed below:
Arkansas - Product canisters not to exceed 150 cc or 5.07 oz.
D.C. - Registration form must be completed at purchase and vendor must collect and forward form to the Metropolitan Police Department.
California - Product canisters not to exceed 2.5 oz
Florida - Product canisters not to exceed 2 oz
Hawaii - Retailer must be licensed to sell. *Honolulu: OC only (SABRE RED) is legal. Size restriction: 0.5 oz
Massachusetts - License Requirement to carry and purchase. Can only be sold by licensed firearms dealers.
Michigan - CS Tear Gas canisters cannot exceed 1.25 oz. Red pepper sprays cannot exceed 10% Oleoresin Capsicum. Blended sprays are not allowed.
New Jersey - Product canisters not to exceed 0.75 oz.
New York - Certificate must be completed during purchase and no more than 2 canisters can be sold to a consumer. Forms must be kept on file for inspection by State Police. Can only be sold by licensed firearms dealers and licensed pharmacists. Product canisters not to exceed 0.75 oz and strength not to exceed 0.7% Major Capsaicinoids.
North Carolina - Product canisters not to exceed 150 cc or 5.07 oz.
South Carolina - Product canisters not to exceed 50 cc or 1.69 oz.
Wisconsin - Product canisters not to exceed 2.0 oz. Products cannot be camouflaged to look like other non-pepper spray products. Any Ultraviolet or Marking dyes are not allowed. Weight range of OC & inert ingredients of 15 – 60 grams.