Pepper Spray Laws by State

04 09 2013

When one makes the decision to purchase Pepper Spray or any other personal defense solution for themselves or others, both purchasers and users should familiarize themselves with local and state regulations, obtain formal training, or watch YouTube tutorials. Knowing how, when, and where to use your product properly and legally is how to maximize your purchase. Do you know if Pepper Spray is legal in your state? Read and find out.

Where is Pepper Spray Legal?

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 the 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 two 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 and inert ingredients of 15 to 60 grams.

Where to Buy SABRE Pepper Spray
The list of states where SABRE pepper spray is legal is good news for those who prioritize personal protection. However, some states regulate how and where consumers can buy pepper spray. In some cases, pepper spray cannot be shipped to private consumers in certain states. In these states, pepper spray must be purchased at participating brick and mortar retailers. Head over to our Where to Buy page for more resources on where you can buy our highly effective SABRE pepper spray products.