U.S. Pepper Spray Law



State                      Legal?

Alabama                 Yes

Alaska                    With restrictions: Cannot be carried in a school unless over 21 years old.

Arizona                  Yes

Arkansas                With restrictions: Pepper spray container must be less than 5 oz.

California               With restrictions: Pepper spray container must be less than 2.5 ounces

Colorado                Yes

Connecticut            Yes

Delaware                Yes

Florida                   With restrictions: Cannot carry a pepper spray container larger than 2 ounces.

Georgia                  Yes

Hawaii                   With restrictions: Pepper spray container cannot be larger

                               than 1/2 oz. License required.

Idaho                      Yes

Illinois                   Yes

Indiana                   Yes

Iowa                       Yes

Kansas                   Yes

Kentucky               Yes

Louisiana               Yes

Maine                     Yes

Maryland                Yes

Massachusetts        With restrictions: Must be non-felon over 18 to purchase. Legal to carry and

                               use for self-defense. Cannot ship sprays used against humans through the mail

                               to the state. Animal sprays, such as Mace Muzzle Dog Repellent are legal.

 

Michigan                With restrictions: Pepper spray container cannot exceed 1.2 oz. Cannot contain

                               more than 18% oleoresin capsicum (OC) or 1.4% MC.

Minnesota              Yes

Mississippi             Yes

Missouri                 Yes

Montana                 Yes

Nebraska                Yes

Nevada                   With restrictions: 2 oz container limit on CS tear gas, pepper spray is except.

New Hampshire     Yes

New Jersey             With restrictions: Must be non-felon over 18 to purchase. Not legal to

                               over 3/4 fluid ounce of spray.

New Mexico          Yes

New York              With restrictions: Must be non-felon over 18 to purchase. Legal to carry and

                               use for self-defense. Cannot ship sprays used against humans through the mail

                               to the state. Animal sprays, such as Mace Muzzle Dog Repellent are

                               legal.

North Carolina       With restrictions: When carrying for protection against people, container

                               cannot be larger than 5 ounces.

North Dakota         Yes

Ohio                       Yes

Oklahoma              Yes

Oregon                   Yes

Pennsylvania          Yes

Rhode Island          Yes

South Carolina       Yes

South Dakota         Yes

Tennessee              Yes

Texas                     Yes

Utah                       Yes

Vermont                 Yes

Virginia                  Yes

Washington            Yes.   Can carry pepper spray starting at age 14 with parent permission.

West Virginia        Yes

Wisconsin              With restrictions: Pepper spray container cannot exceed 2 oz. Spray cannot

                               contain more than than 10% OC (oleoresin capsicum) or 1.2% MC.

Wyoming               Yes

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