The following information refers to the legality of pepper spray in specific states. We do our best to maintain this list, but cannot guarantee its accuracy. This information is not to be taken as legal advice. Always check your local and state laws before purchasing or carrying a self-defense product.
The active ingredient in our product is PAVA, a substance similar to oleoresin capsicum (OC) which is legal in all 50 states with certain restrictions. Violation of these restrictions can result in fines and/or imprisonment. Pepper spray cannot be carried on a commercial airline or in certain secured areas such as federal or state buildings. While most cities follow the state law, this is not always the case.
Unless otherwise stated you must be over 18 years of age to carry, and can only use in self-defense.
We are unable to ship active ingredient products to: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New York, Puerto Rico, and Washington D.C.
|Alaska||Legal with restrictions. Cannot be carried on school grounds without permission from school authorities (students over 21 years of age may carry pepper spray without authority permission)|
|Arkansas||Legal with restrictions. Must be less than 5oz.|
|California||Legal with restrictions. Must be less than 2.5oz and aerosol.|
|District of Columbia||Legal with restrictions. Must be an aerosol container.|
|Florida||Legal with restrictions. Must be less than 2oz.|
|Hawaii||Legal with restrictions. Must be less than .5oz. Requires license.|
|Illinois||Legal. Note: Chicago restricts the use of pepper spray in enclosed spaces with 20+ people.|
|Massachusetts||Legal with restrictions. Can carry starting at age 15 with guardian permission and Firearms ID card. Legal and mental status determine eligibility. View state law for details. Online sales prohibited.|
|Michigan||Legal with restrictions. Must be less than 35g, and less than 18% OC.|
|New Jersey||Legal with restrictions. Felons cannot carry. Must be less than .75oz.|
|New York||Legal with restrictions. Felons cannot carry. Only sold by licensed retailers and purchaser must fill out a form. Cannot be purchased online.|
|North Carolina||Legal with restrictions. Felons cannot carry. Must be less than 5oz.|
|Washington||Legal with restrictions. Can carry starting at age 14 with guardian permission.|
|Wisconsin||Legal with restrictions. Must be less than .5oz and less than 10% OC.|