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An Award-Winning CBD & Cannabis Web Design Agency.

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Website Design & Development

We provide comprehensive design and development services for CBD companies, specialising in e-commerce using WooCommerce and WordPress, enhancing the user journey.

CBD Friendly Payment Gateway

There are options available for the UK and EU to accept payments via your website. We provide integration assistance and guidance for CBD-friendly payment gateways, ensuring seamless transactions.

Search Engine Optimisation

Expert SEO services for high-risk industries, featuring onsite optimisation and strategic link building. We ensure your website ranks well and attracts the right audience effectively.

Client Success Stories

Jackie PenticostPeaches & Calm

The process was highly collaborative and they were very responsive to changes and questions. The whole process was very smooth and the end result was very professional. Highly recommend.

Arame LyQuick Commerce

It's been a pleasure working with the Cude design team. They are always fast to respond, and keen to assists wherever we need help. The project process was really smooth,

Sam LutostanskiWPJ Heating

A great structured design process and superb Wordpress skills to build the new website. Every request we had was delivered well and the team working on our site certainly new their stuff!

Eve ColeHome Insurance Website

We have been incredibly impressed with Cude Design. The website that they created was made to a high standard and provided excellent value, great customer service, efficient website build plan and timescales given.

Sam WaltersFore-View

The Cude Design team have been fantastic to deal with. They have produced a website and marketing material that we are very impressed with and all to budget and agreed timeline. Would highly recommend.

Scott MacdonaldHappy Hemper

Cude Design have been an invaluable part of getting my business off the ground. Very knowledgable and nothings been too much of a bother and the finished product has exceeded our expectations! Great customer service and patience!

Build Your Cannabis Brand With Our Web Design & Digital Marketing Services.

Our focused, in-depth Cannabis expertise, paired with years of experience in international markets, means that wherever your Cannabis brand or company is based, we can build a custom web design solution that works for you.

And we walk the talk because we’ve lived it ourselves.

We know many of the pain points that you face because we had to face each of them when we launched our cannabis brand and many times since, working with Cannabis industry clients around the world.

Whether you want a new website design, a refresh or a way to franchise cannabis websites, you're in good hands. Our expert team of web design specialists live and breathes the cannabis business. We actively follow emerging trends and the most prominent cannabis brands from the US to the UK and Europe.

We’ve been in the web development and design business for 13 years. We are proud of our reputation as one of the UK's leading WordPress agencies specializing in digital marketing for the Cannabis industry.

“From day one, Wes and his team have been an invaluable part of getting my business off the ground.”

Scott MacdonaldHappy Hemper
Website Hosting

CBD-friendly website hosting, WordPress optimised, featuring top speed, security, and SSL certificates, ensuring reliable performance and protection for your CBD business.

Content Creation

Topical authority mapping and content plans, optimised for search engines, to enhance your site’s relevance and boost visibility in search results.


Ongoing support and security with flexible retainer packages to ensure your website remains secure, fully operational, up-to-date, and optimised for performance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you help me find a payment processor for my CBD business?

Finding a payment processor for a CBD business can be challenging because many financial institutions consider the industry high-risk. This high-risk designation is due to the complex legal and regulatory environment surrounding CBD products.

However, we can assist you. We have established connections with payment processors in the UK and Europe willing to work with CBD businesses. These processors enable standard transactions and support subscription-based payments via your website. Our expertise and network ensure access to reliable payment solutions, allowing you to focus on growing your business without the stress of payment processing issues.

Do you offer website hosting?

Yes, we offer comprehensive website hosting services. Website hosting involves providing the technologies and services needed for your website to be accessible online. When you choose our hosting services, your website is stored on our secure servers, ensuring it always remains online and operational.

Our hosting services include ongoing security measures to maintain the integrity of your website and protect your customers’ data. We understand the importance of security, especially for CBD businesses, so we include robust security protocols and regular updates to safeguard against threats.

Additionally, our hosting package comes with an SSL certificate, which encrypts data transferred between your website and its visitors. This protects sensitive information and boosts your website’s credibility and search engine rankings.

We also prioritise speed optimisation. A fast-loading website is crucial for user experience and SEO. Our hosting infrastructure is designed to maximise your website’s performance, ensuring quick load times and minimal downtime.

By choosing our website hosting services, you can focus on your business while we handle the technical aspects, providing you with a secure, reliable, and optimised online presence.

What platform do you use for CBD websites?

We use WordPress and WooCommerce to build and manage CBD websites. WordPress is a powerful, open-source content management system that allows us complete control over every aspect of your website. This open-source nature sets it apart from proprietary platforms like Shopify, where limitations on customisation and functionality can be a constraint.

Using WordPress combined with WooCommerce, an open-source e-commerce plugin, provides extensive flexibility and scalability. This combination allows us to create a customised online store tailored to your CBD business needs, ensuring it can grow and adapt as your business evolves.

One significant advantage of using WordPress and WooCommerce is the broader range of payment gateway options. Unlike Shopify, which restricts you to its payment system and a limited selection of third-party gateways, WooCommerce supports numerous payment processors. This is particularly beneficial for CBD businesses, which are often considered high-risk and may require specialised payment solutions. With WooCommerce, we can integrate multiple payment gateways, ensuring you have reliable and diverse options to process transactions smoothly.

By choosing WordPress and WooCommerce, you gain a versatile, secure, and highly customisable platform that completely controls your website and supports your business’s unique needs and goals.

What role does content strategy play in driving traffic and optimising a CBD website?

A robust content strategy drives traffic and optimises a CBD website. Our professional content writers produce industry-compliant content that boosts search engine rankings, enhances user engagement, and attracts targeted traffic. This ensures your website ranks well on search engines, retains visitors, and leads to higher conversion rates.

Is Cannabis illegal?


Yes and no. Recreational cannabis use is legal in many states, but it is not legal at a federal level. This means that the federal government can’t force the state government to arrest cannabis users and sellers, but cannabis remains just as illegal as heroin at the federal level.

This makes it difficult for cannabis dispensaries and even CBD sellers. Banks and other institutions are usually bound by federal law, and therefore, establishing payment gateways and other financial aspects of a cannabis business can be hamstrung without these service providers.

States where cannabis use is legal include:

·         Colorado

·         Washington

·         Alaska

·         Oregon

·         Washington, D.C.

·         California

·         Maine

·         Massachusetts

·         Nevada

·         Michigan

·         Vermont

·         Guam

·         Illinois

·         Arizona

·         Montana

·         New Jersey

·         New York

·         Virginia

·         New Mexico

·         Connecticut


Yes. Classified as a Class B drug with severe penalties, recreational cannabis use is illegal in the UK. Medical cannabis use was legalised in 2018 but requires a prescription from a registered specialist doctor.


Recreational cannabis use is prohibited by all EU countries except Malta. There are currently plans to make cannabis legal in several other EU companies, including Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland. In contrast, in the Netherlands, cannabis usage is tolerated in certain situations.

Is CBD Oil illegal?


No. When the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (known as the Farm Bill) was signed into law, CBD oil’s manufacture, sale and transportation became legal on a federal level. For CBD oil to be legal, it needs to have been derived from hemp containing 0.3% THC or less.


No. CBD oil is legal in the UK as long as the THC level in the hemp plant is below 0.2%. However, CBD food products require authorisation under the Novel Foods Act before being sold legally in the UK. Currently, no CBD extracts or isolates have been authorised.


No. According to the highest court in Europe, CBD oil is not a narcotic drug as it has not been shown to have harmful or psychotropic effects. CBD is, therefore, legal in all EU countries.

Is it legal to sell CBD flower in the UK?

No. Industrial hemp (from which CBD is extracted) falls under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. The parts of the plant that are not controlled are the stems, stalk, and seeds once separated from the plant. Everything else is classified as Cannabis, which is a Class B drug (whether it’s marijuana or hemp).

Therefore, the sale of CBD flower or CBD bud is illegal in the UK, regardless of the THC level of the plant. This is different in the EU, where the sale and use of hemp flowers are permitted.

Do you offer hosting for websites selling CBD?

Yes, we offer maintenance and support, which includes hosting cannabis websites. Our managed WordPress hosting package utilises dedicated hosting on a private UK-based server.

What else do you offer besides Cannabis web design?

In addition to WordPress website design, we’re here to support your online success with maintenance and support for Cannabis websites; we also offer content services, search engine optimisation, WooCommerce and more.

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