Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino favors a “conversation” about a strict medical marijuana program, but opposes broader legalization.

“I am very honestly sympathetic to people who are in chronic people, people whose life is ending,” he said. “There are a lot of stories of personally that I know of people who would benefit from medical marijuana.”

But Astorino knocked Cuomo’s proposal to allow a limited version of medical marijuana through an existing law and administered by the state Department of Health. Cuomo plans to issue an executive order on the program.

“I mean, taking medical marijuana off the street and giving it to patients is not my idea of a health initiative,” Astorino said.

Astorino added he’s opposed to broader legalization like in Colorado.

“What I do not want is dispensaries all over the state in which people can walk in and get a nickel bag,” he said.

Asked if he had ever smoked marijuana before, Astorino said, “Yes — a long time ago.”

He said he smoked “a couple of joints” in college.

“That’s that last time,” he said.