If pot is a trap, it is only so because government actions keep street drug dealers in the business of peddling it. These people then use their influence on their customers to offer other drugs to create dependent addicts of those other drugs. This way they have repeate clientele for drugs that cause bodily harm.
Cannabis, pot, alone is actually medicinal in nature on almost every bodily level due to the Endocannabinoid System. Science proves this time and time again while ignorant propagandized people with good intentions scream and rant about a plant they personally know very little, if anything scientific in nature, about at all.