In general, Presidia Gel is treated the same as OC or pepper spray. This document focuses on pepper spray laws as they are more readily available, and if there is a known difference due to Presidia Gel containing CS rather than OC, it will be noted.
Pepper spray is legal to carry and use for self-defense in all 50 states. However, it may be limited or restricted in certain jurisdictions or under certain conditions. Some of these limitations include:
• Container size
• Amount of spray in container
• Spray concentration
• Age of person wanting to purchase or carry
• Use of spray (must be used in valid self-defense situation in all states, but some specifically state this in statutes)
• Prohibitions against felons or others with criminal history
• Prohibitions against using against law enforcement officers
Note: Laws are subject to change, such as the Wisconsin law that was ambiguous regarding CS and was changed to allow Presidia Gel to be used in Wisconsin. Additionally, some municipalities may have additional restrictions. Anyone wanting to carry an item for personal protection should check with local law enforcement officials and statues of that jurisdiction.
As a general rule, even if not specifically stated in statutes, Presidia Gel should only be sold for self-defense purposes and to those without a criminal record (felony) who are 18 years or older.
|California||CA Statutes allow 2.5 ounces or less|
|Florida||FL Statutes allow 2 ounces or less|
|Hawaii||Cannot currently ship any product to Hawaii. Statutes allow 0.5 ounce.|
|Massachusetts||Cannot ship any product. Can only purchase through licensed dealer in Massachusetts.|
|Michigan||Cannot ship any current product. Statutes allow 35 grams or 1.235 ounces|
|Nevada||NV Statutes allow 2.0 ounces or less|
|New Jersey||Cannot ship any current product. NJ Statutes allow .75 ounce or less|
|New York||Cannot ship any product. Must purchase through authorized dealer in NY and be pocket size.|
|Oregon||NA, except Portland 4 ounce limit|
|South Carolina||Cannot ship any current product. Statutes allows 50 cubic centimeters or 1.691 ounces|