On Wednesday Ohio State unveiled their new alternate sweater hockey sweaters. Cool! The reaction, however, from the Internet was pretty stupid, with people claiming the signature Buckeye leaf looked like the leaf from a marijuana plant. I'm no botanist, but the giggly stoners making a big deal about this are idiots who clearly failed 8th grade science class. Let's go to school:
The Buckeye leaf has a very distinct five-blade pattern with very thick veins. I.E.:
A marijuana leaf can have seven or more blades, is significantly smaller, a thinner stem, and a distinctly jagged margin. I.E. this picture of a cannabis leaf via Shutterstock:
What's on the bottom of the new Ohio State hockey jerseys is clearly nothing close to a marijuana leaf, besides the fact that it's green. It's verbatim the iconic stickers on the Ohio State football helmets.
This is a non-story, Internet.
In other news, both Buckeye leaves and marijuana leaves still come from plants.