The following six states have outlined specific restrictions and laws of purchasing traditional pepper sprays. Animal repellents (bear sprays and dog sprays) for protection against vicious dogs and wild bears can be shipped to all 48 contiguous states.
* New York: Animal repellents, including dog and bear pepper sprays, can be legally sold and shipped through online retailers. Traditional pepper spray sold in pharmacies and by licensed firearms dealers locally. A purchaser may also need a Firearms Identification Card (FID) before acquiring traditional pepper spray. Check with your local law enforcement for more information.
* Massachusetts: Animal repellent pepper sprays are legal and can be purchased online. Traditional pepper sprays are only available through local licensed firearms dealers and cannot be purchased through online websites. A purchaser may also need a Firearms Identification Card (FID) before acquiring traditional pepper spray. Check with your local law enforcement for more information.
* Michigan: Must be less than 35 grams of product and 2% or less OC concentration. OC pepper sprays only. No UV dyes.
* Wisconsin Pepper Spray Law: Pepper spray only, meaning they cannot contain MACE, tear gas or UV dyes. Cannot be stronger than 10%. Safety features required, like a flip top cap. Weight allowed 15-60 grams, should not contain more than 2 ounces. Must be 18 or over to carry pepper spray with you or hold in your car.
* California Pepper Spray Law: Canisters must be less than 2.5 ounces. Must be used for self defense purposed only, anyone using pepper spray out of anger or for other non self defense purposes can receive fines of $1000 and/or up to three years in prison.
* Washington D.C.: Must register pepper spray possession with local law enforcement
Please Note: Pepper sprays when used for self defense purposes are legal, some states do hold restrictions. If you have a question, you should check with you local city or state attorneys office. Defense sprays should only be purchased by those 18 years of age or older. Due to constant law changes the above list may not be completely accurate and CollegeStudentSafety.com accept no responsibility for its accuracy or completeness.