TRENTON - (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he wants assurances from federal prosecutors that they won't pursue criminal charges against state-sanctioned medical marijuana programs before he agrees to implement a state law that allows the programs.

Christie said in a Thursday interview on New Jersey Network's "On the Line" show that he won't ask people to do things that might result in prosecution.

Several states have started reassessing their medical marijuana laws after stern warnings from the federal government that everyone from licensed growers to regulators could be subject to criminal prosecution.

Christie said New Jersey has asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for guidance.