A Minnesota mother is facing two years in prison after she treated her son — successfully — with cannabis oil, a substance which is against the law to possess or use in the state.

According to CBS News, the mother, Angela Brown, traveled to Colorado in March to buy the cannabis oil to treat her 15-year-old son who has been in agonizing pain since an accident three years ago. The act of what she says was merely one of a mother’s instinct to save her son could wind up landing her in jail.

“I broke the law, but I did it to save my son,” Brown told the news network.

It wasn’t something that came to her mind first, however. As CBS News reported:

For years, the Minnesota mom searched for a way to end her son’s chronic pain.

Trey appeared healthy, but a baseball accident in 2011 led to a build-up of pressure inside his head.

A line drive to Trey’s head caused bleeding in an area of his brain the size of a golf ball. Doctors feared he wouldn’t survive.

But when he finally woke from a medically induced coma, his mother said the old Trey was gone.

Mom faces 2 years in prison for saving son’s life with cannabis oil, 12/10/14

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