Here’s a boy that’s not afraid to take matters into his own hands — and we’re all better for it.

Coltyn Turner was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease when he was 11 and for the following four years was fighting a losing battle. Luckily, he and his family found cannabis oil, and it saved his life.

About 9 months ago Coltyn put out a PSA on his own accord, calling for awareness of a plant that he owes his life to. It’s absolutely moving.

Lo and behold — it worked. Just this month, CBS interviewed Coltyn and his family on the story, during which the 15-year-old boy states what is sure to be a quote for the ages:

“I’d rather be illegally alive than legally dead.”

If that doesn’t call for moving cannabis out of its ridiculous placement in Schedule 1, we don’t know what does. Share the story of this strong young man with your network to help spread awareness about the incredible medical aid this plant provides!