Queen's Speech raises a few smiles online with mention of the phrase 'psychoactive drugs'

Within moments of the Queen uttering the phrase, Twitter users started to post their reactions

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It may not be known as a source of much amusement, but the Queen's Speech managed to cause something of a stir online today when Her Majesty mentioned the phrase “psychoactive drugs”.

The Queen made reference to such substances as she announced the new Conservative Government's plan to crackdown on “legal highs”.

Within moments of the Queen mentioning the phrase however, Twitter users started to express their amusement to the utterance.

While many simply offered their mild amusement at hearing the Queen use the phrase, others went so far as making videos mixing the footage with dance music and flashing lights.

A number of others however simply felt like pointing out that the Queen had used the phrase.

The Government's new legislation will make it an offence to produce, supply, import or export “legal highs”, with those found in breach of the law facing up to seven years in prison.

Substances such as alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, food and medical products will be specifically excluded however from the Psychoactive Substances Bill.

Additional reporting by PA

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