Just so, are laser pointers illegal?
There are a lot of issues with the terminology that youuse to describe your laser pointer which will automaticallymake it legal or illegal. The correct answer is that no,laser pointers are not illegal to own. The issuecomes from individuals selling high power laserpens/products and branding them as 'pointers'.
Also, are green laser pointers legal?
A Look at the Hazards of Green Laser Pointers.Those handheld green lasers pointers may not be as harmlessas you thought. And yes, lasers above 5 mW are commerciallyavailable in the United States, but it is illegal to market them asClass IIIa devices.
Laser pointers are Class II or Class IIIadevices, with output beam power less than 5 milliwatts(<5 mW). According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)regulations, more powerful lasers may not be sold orpromoted as laser pointers.