I’ve been watching Dead Like Me on DVD, and it seems that they’re unwilling to show an unambiguous sale of illegal substances. In a number of episodes the characters will offer to sell drugs, and consume drugs, but the sale never occurs onscreen. There are a number of occasions in the show when it’s reasonable to infer that such a transaction just happened, but seemingly always with a plausible alternative suggested by one of the characters: he just bought chinese food.
Is this forbidden for some reason? Why would they show any number of instances of people consuming drugs, and have solicitations for the sale of drugs, but never any sale on-screen?