Salt Lake City is not through the weeds yet

This is the headline in a recent Salt Lake City Tribune newspaper article, discussing the city’s need to continue practicing social distancing and mask wearing because of the Covid-19 virus.  Here is the headline:

I think it is a mashup of “out of the woods” (out of danger) and “in the weeds” (consumed with details).  “Weeds” and woods” sound similar, contributing to the mixup.  Or perhaps Utah is thinking of legislating marijuana?  A big thanks to Kathy Shand for spotting this beauty.  @sltrib @slcmayor