Class B substance – life imprisonment is possible for use and maximum 8 years for possession (at the maximum two years for the first offence for under 25-year-olds). In practice, an offender is taken to a local police station by drug enforcement where a statement, fingerprints and/or a confession are taken. After minor interrogation, the offender is held overnight and then released to be later called to court where a judge will set a fine between 400-1000 Euro for first time offender and depending on the amount of cannabis found and severity of the case. Factors such as being helpful to the police, full confession, completion of 6 month "detox" program provided by government and a apologetic attitude towards the judge does indeed help in a reduced fine. Keep in mind that the offender must appear by himself to a detox center, complete a 6 month program at the end of which a worker there will send a letter to the judge in regards to your accomplishment. You will also receive a honorary diploma. Non completion of this 6 month program has unconfirmed consequences such as the fine being higher when sentenced at court.