Pepper Spray Laws

Pepper Spray Laws and Restrictions


These are the pepper spray laws that we are aware of. However, we do not guarantee that they are up to date. Ultimately, it’s your responsibility to ascertain the legality in your area concerning personal safety devices used a self defense weapon.

States Where Pepper Sprays are Restricted: (We cannot ship to these states. If an order is placed your order will be cancelled)

New York: New York residents may only purchase defense sprays from licensed Firearms Dealers or licensed Pharmacists in that state.

Canine and Bear Pepper Spray is legal in this state as a personal self defense weapon against animals.

Massachusetts: Massachusetts residents may only purchase defense sprays from licensed Firearms Dealers in that state.

States Where Pepper Sprays Have Some Restrictions:

Michigan: OC Pepper spray can be no stronger then a 2% concentrate (Different companies can sell different concentrations.)

View Michigan Approved Pepper Sprays.

Canine and Bear Pepper Spray is legal in this state.

Wisconsin: Pepper only. No Tear gas. OC can be no stronger then a 10% solution. Can must have a total weight of not less than 15 grams (approximately a half ounce) nor more than 60 grams (which is approximately two ounces). Can must look like an aersol can and not disguised as another product (no lipstick, pen, pager, hotwalker or stunning ring pepper spray to WI). Must have safety feature.

Canine and Bear Pepper Spray is legal in this state.

NOTE: Pepper Spray is legal in all 50 states, however a number of cities and states have restrictions on sizes, strengths, etc.. If you have a question, it is wise to check with your local city or state attorney’s office. Defense sprays should only be purchased by those 18 years of age or older.

The above list of pepper spray laws may not be totally accurate or complete and Women’s Self Defense Instruction Online accepts no responsibility for its accuracy or completeness.

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